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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Secondary Appointment Faculty

Gail W. Stuart, Ph.D.
Adult Psychiatry Division

(843) 792-3941 phone
(843) 792-0504 fax


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Gail Stuart is Dean and a tenured 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 Board Certified by the American Credentialing Center as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, past-president of the American College of Mental Health Administration, a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, a board member of the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Workforce, and a past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She has also been a van Ameringen fellow at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research and is a visiting professor at King's College, Institute of Psychiatry, at the Maudsley in London.  Dr. Stuart serves on numerous academic, pharmaceutical, and government boards and represents nursing and behavioral health on a variety of National Institute of Mental Health policy and research panels. She 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 8th edition.  It has been honored with 3 Book of the Year Awards from the American Journal of Nursing and has been translated into 5 languages. 

Research Interests and Special Areas of Interest
Depression, anxiety disorders, patient compliance, adherence, organization and delivery of mental health care, knowledge dissemination and behavior change.

Clinical Expertise
Depression, anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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