"My greatest satisfaction is teaching and improving the quality of life for those with mental illnesses."
Dr. Linda Gerson, a faculty member and researcher at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, brings to the school more than 30 years of experience in psychiatric nursing education and practice. Dr. Gerson's research focuses on improving the quality of life and care for people with mental illness. Her investigations have included examinations of disparities in care and nursing intervention to bridge the transition from hospitalization to the community for patients with serious mental illness. As an educator, Dr. Gerson is currently working with colleagues to enhance the success of baccalaureate students. She has developed programs with faculty in the Office of Teaching Excellence to support faculty peer evaluation, to address the shortage of qualified nursing faculty, and to promote the scholarship of teaching. Dr. Gerson also serves on the editorial board of Archives of Psychiatric Nursing and serves as a grant reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She received the 2011 Maryland Nurses' Association award for Outstanding Nursing Practice.
Psychiatric-mental health nursing.