Marie E. Gill, Ph.D., RN
Dr. Gill joined the Loewenberg College of Nursing in August 2014 as Assistant Professor. She has experience in cardiovascular nursing, patient education, and nursing education for undergraduate students, and staff development. Dr. Gill also has experience for post-award research grant management.
Dr. Gill's program of research focuses on health literacy interventions to promote sobriety in Drug Court Diversion Program clients. Drug Courts are addiction treatment alternatives to incarceration for drug-related crimes. She has worked with counselors and treatment providers in the Shelby County Drug Court Program to identify clients at risk for dropping out of the program and who need increased Drug Court interventions to complete the 1-year program.
Dr. Gill has completed a research project "Developing a Low Literacy Client Handbook for Shelby County Drug Court" that was funded by the Shelby County Drug Court Foundation. As a researcher, Dr. Gill is involved with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness Program, an initiative developed by the Loewenberg College of Nursing and funded by The Urban Child Institute of Memphis. The purpose of the ACE program is to educate nursing faculty, students, and community stakeholders about adverse childhood experiences and empower them with knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for ACE prevention.
Gill, M. E. (2016). Predictors of drug court graduation. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation,
55(8), 564-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2016.1229710
Gill, M., & Engle, V. (2011, February). A Multidimensional Health Literacy Model to Guide Research. Presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gill, M. (20ll, June). Drug court treatment programs. Presentation for the Tennessee Institute for Pre-Professionals at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.
Gill, M. (2011, November). PhD student experiences. Podium session presented at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, Community Advisory Council, Memphis, TN.
Gill, M., Engle, V.F., Speck, P.M., & Cunningham, P. (2011, November). Navigating drug court treatment programs: Health literacy issues. Podium session presented at the Coahoma Community College Healthcare Conference, Tunica, MS.
Gill, M., Engle, V.F., Speck, P.M., & Cunningham, P. (2011, October). Navigating treatment programs: Health literacy issues for drug court clients. Poster session presented at the Boston University Medical Campus Annual Health Literacy Research Conference, Chicago, IL (refereed).
Gill, M., & Engle, V. F. (2011, February). A multidimensional health literacy model to guide research. Poster session presented at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Graduate Research Day, Memphis, TN.
Gill, M., Speck, P. M., & Engle, V. F. (2011, April). Literacy, health literacy and health in a Mid-South drug court population. Roundtable discussion presented at the Academy on Violence and Abuse Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (refereed)
Gill, M. E. (2012, December). Predictors of drug court graduation. Roundtable discussion presented at the Shelby County Drug Court, Memphis, TN.
Gill, M. E. (2013, March). Predictors of drug court graduation. Roundtable discussion presented at the Shelby County Drug Court Foundation Board Meeting, Memphis, TN.
Dr. Gill teaches undergraduate BSN students in Evidence-Based Practice, Professional Nursing Seminar, and Transitions Into Nursing Professional Practice. She teaches Evidence-Based Practice at the Lambuth Campus. She has also taught Leadership/Management clinical courses and online courses for Introduction to Nursing Research.
Dr. Gill serves on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, BSN Coordinators Committee, Evaluation Committee, and the University Engaged Scholarship Committee. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Beta Theta Chapter, American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, and is a volunteer for Crosslink Memphis to help link medical supplies to the impoverished and needy.
Dr. Gill received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1988. She obtained her Master of Science in Education and Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis in 1995 and 2006, respectively. Dr. Gill earned her Ph.D. in Nursing and Public Health minor from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in December, 2012.
Dr. Gill enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also enjoys music, cooking, hiking, trail running, indoor cycling, yoga, and rebuilding houses through Appalachian Service Project.