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Gayenell Magwood RN, PhD, FAAN

Gayenell S. Magwood RN, PhD, FAAN

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  • Professor
  • College of Nursing
  • Department of Nursing
Academic Focus
  • Community Based Participatory Research and Community Engagement
  • Cardiometabolic Risk and Prevention; Cancer Control and Prevention
  • Health Equity; Health Disparities; Biobehavioral Research
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Dr. Gayenell S. Magwood is Professor with tenure in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the Medical University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Nursing from George Mason University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina; a Bachelor of Arts from Winthrop University and completed post-graduate work in Public Health. Dr. Magwood holds a certificate in Faith Community Nursing and completed a Certificate in Distance Education Program (CDEP) for online teaching. 

Dr. Magwood’s research interests address cardiometabolic/stroke and cancer disparities related to multiple risk reduction and chronic disease management. Her approach is based on building transdisciplinary teams to address real-world and complex problems aimed at improving health outcomes and preventing disease related to cardiometabolic, stroke and cancer prevention and control. As a nurse scientist, she contributes expertise in the intersection of community and health systems. Dr. Magwood’s substantive contributions have informed and guided community systems change through capacity building in the context of community-academic partnerships and have been disseminated through peer review publications, service on national boards and ongoing consultative roles, mentoring and successful acquisition of competitively funded scientific grants as either a PI or Co-I. 

Dr. Magwood teaches in the Ph.D. and DNP programs at MUSC College of Nursing and has a joint appointment with the College of Graduate Studies. She is a research member with the Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Control program. Dr. Magwood is a fellow of the American Heart Association  (FAHA) and the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

Key Words: multi-risk reduction, chronic disease, health disparities, health equity, community engagement/CBPR