PhD, Nursing Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2010
Post–MS, Environmental Health Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2003
MS, Community and Public Health Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2001
BS, Nursing, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD, 1997 (Summa Cum Laude)
2011-2012: Principal Investigator: Analysis of Eco-Healthy Child Care Program Data. Funded by UMSON DRIF Funding.
Areas of Interest:
Gilden, R., Friedmann, E., Sattler, B. (2013). Pesticides in the school environment: Role for school nurses. Journal of School Nursing. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Shelley, R. & Gilden, R. (2013). Expanding our green horizons: sustainability in schools of nursing. International Journal of Human Caring. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Gilden, R., McElroy, K., Friedmann, E., Obot-Witherspoon, N. & Paul, H. (2013). Evaluation of the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Environmental Stewardship Checklist. Journal of Environmental Health. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Gilden, R., McElroy, K., Friedmann, E., Son, H., Obot-Witherspoon, N., & Paul, H. (2013). Effectiveness of a Train-the Trainer Approach in the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Eco-Healthy Child Care Program. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Gilden, R., Friedmann, E., Sattler, B., McPhaul, K., & Squibb, K. (2012). Potential Health Effects Related to Pesticide Use on Athletic Fields. Public Health Nursing Journal, 29(3): 198-207.
Gilden, R. (2010). Pesticides use in hospitals: health protection, health hazards, and viable alternatives. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 34(4): 320-6.
Gilden, R., Huffling, K., & Sattler, B. (2010). Pesticides and health risks. Journal of ObstetricalGynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 39: 103-10.
Gilden, R. (2003). Community involvement at hazardous waste sites: A review of policies from a nursing perspective. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 4(1): 29-35.
Primary Teaching Areas:
NURS 730 Environmental Health I
NURS 764 Advanced Environmental Health
NURS 841 Theory and Conceptualization in Nursing Practice
NURS 487: Senior Practicum, Community Health
NURS 403: Community Health Clinical
NURS 418: Environmental Health I
Academic & Professional Activities:
2011-Present: APHA Environment Section Councilor
2010-Present: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee
2010-Present: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s PPDC’s IPM and Public Health Subcommittee
2003-Present: Member, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments Research Committee
2001-Present: Environment Section member and Public Health Nursing Section member, American Public Health Association
2009-2011: Chair, Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council
2003-2012: Member, Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council
2008-2012: E-commons.org: A Web portal for nurses interested in environmental health and the home of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Responsible for creative development and technical support of the site, connecting e-commons with social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, and coordinating with a multidisciplinary team.
2009: Press Conference, No More Toxic Tubs
2004–2008: Vice-Chair, Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council
2002-2006: Co-Chair, Maryland Governor’s Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities Community Health and Protection Subgroup