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Linda Weglicki RN, PhD

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Linda Weglicki, Ph.D., MSN, RN, is dean emerita and professor of the College of Nursing. She received her BSN and MSN from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a focus on nursing health promotion/risk reduction/prevention. She also has a postgraduate certification in teaching and education and is a HeartMath® certified trainer.

 After 18 years of teaching at Wayne State University College of Nursing Dr. Weglicki moved to Bethesda, MD in 2008 to accept a position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a program director in the Division of Extramural Science Programs/Office of Extramural Programs at the NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), she was responsible for shaping the direction and oversaw the health promotion and wellness scientific portfolio with a particular focus on women, children, families, and environmental health. In 2011, Dr. Weglicki was promoted to chief of the Office of Extramural Programs, Division of Extramural Science Programs, where she was responsible for staying abreast of the rapid changes in healthcare and higher education as well as having the vision to lead the direction in advancing nursing science across all NINR’s science priorities and extramural scientific portfolio. In 2014, Dr. Weglicki was recruited to Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing as Schmidt Family Foundation Distinguished Professor and associate dean for nursing research and scholarship and Ph.D. studies before being named dean of the MUSC College of Nursing in 2018.

Over the years, Dr. Weglicki has taught, advised, and mentored students from undergraduate honors programs to post-doctorates. She has mentored faculty from very young to seasoned researchers, publishing in a variety of interdisciplinary journals. Her publications and professional research presentations have included studies of risky behavior in youth and young adults, eHealth applications to promote health among older adults, and environmental risks associated with air pollution. She's an advocate of interdisciplinary research collaborations and partnerships to encourage team science and translational research. Her research has focused on health promotion in ethnically diverse urban populations and included collaborations with international researchers, with the findings relevant for clinicians and researchers alike.