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Catherine L. Gilliss PhD, RN, FAAN

Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, served as the Dean and Margretta M. Styles Professor of Nursing at the University of California San Francisco, where she also holds the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs. She was formerly Dean and Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University (2004-2014) and, previous to that, Dean at the Yale University School of Nursing (1998-2004). Dr. Gilliss’ research has focused on the family and chronic illness and innovative models of health care delivery; she directed the Duke Translational Nursing Institute (2008-2013). Dr. Gilliss is past president of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Academy of Nursing, and the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke, Masters of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America and her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, where she also completed postdoctoral studies.


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