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Christine Gilchrist , MS MPH RN NC-BC

The Graduate Center of the City of New York PhD
Home New York NY United States


Christine is an integrative nurse and uses a whole person/whole system approach to caring for others. She is currently a PhD student at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. As an undergraduate student, she was a sexual health peer educator; majoring in Nursing and minoring in Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate degrees are in Community Health Nursing and Urban Public Health with a focus on Community Health Education from Hunter College. She has been a college health nurse, working at the School of Visual Arts full time, for 16 years and was selected for the Distinguished Staff Award in 2008. She has worked on grant funded research studies at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; utilizing mind-body practices such as breathing, imagery and meditation for stress management and pain management. Christine was among the very first to be board certified as a nurse coach through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation in 2013. She has taught nurse coaching principles to undergraduate nursing students as well as Registered Nurses and was a contributor to Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015). Christine has presented about her work and research at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City as well as at the International Integrative Nursing Symposiums in Reykjavik, Iceland (2015) and Tucson, Arizona (2017).


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Chronic Health
Dissertation: Anticipated dissertation: Mind-Body Interventions for Chronic Pain