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College of Nursing Faculty

Gail Stuart, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean and Distinguished University Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 792-3941
Fax: (843) 792-0504

Dr. Gail Stuart is Dean and a tenured Distinguished University Professor in the College of Nursing and a Professor in the College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Georgetown University, her Master of Science degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Maryland, and her doctorate in behavioral sciences from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a member of Sigma Theta Tau, a past president of the American College of Mental Health Administration, a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, a past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and is currently President of the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and on the National Advisory Board of SAMHSA. She has been a van Ameringen fellow at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research and was a visiting professor at King's College, Institute of Psychiatry, at the Maudsley in London.

Dr. Stuart has taught in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in nursing. She serves on numerous academic, corporate and government boards and has represented nursing on a variety of National Institute of Mental Health policy and research panels, including the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Nursing Research of NIH.

She is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles, chapters, textbooks, and media productions. Most notable among these is her textbook, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, now in its 10th edition, which has been honored with four Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing and has been translated into 5 languages. She has received many awards, including the American Nurses Association Distinguished Contribution to Psychiatric Nursing Award, the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Hildegard Peplau Award from the American Nurses Association. Dr. Stuart's clinical and research interests involve the study of depression, anxiety disorders, clinical outcomes, and mental health delivery systems.