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Deborah Gross

GrossDeborahDEBORAH GROSS, the inaugural Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, joined Johns Hopkins in a unique dual faculty appointment, building a collaborative program of research and training that bridges the School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine.

Dr. Gross received her BSN and MS degrees from the University of Michigan, and earned a DNSc degree from Rush University in psychiatric nursing. She joined the faculty at Rush in 1987 and chaired the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health in 2004-2006, then became associate dean for research and scholarship before joining Johns Hopkins in 2007. A nationally recognized expert in children’s mental health, her research has explored interventions to promote healthy relationships between parents and children five years and younger, with an emphasis on family-based interventions for low-income people of color. Dr. Gross serves on the editorial boards of Nursing Outlook and Research in Nursing & Health.