Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN

Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN
  • Assistant Professor
    Family and Community Health
Location:
Room 665A, School of Nursing Building
Phone:
410-706-4803
Email:
rgilden@umaryland.edu

Education

  • BS, Nursing, Salisbury State University, 1997
  • MS, Community Public Health Nursing, University of MD School of Nursing, 2001
  • Post Master's Certificate in Environmental Health Nursing, University of MD School of Nursing, 2003
  • PhD, Philosophy in Nursing Research, University of MD School of Nursing, 2010

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Date:
    2011 - 2012
    Title:
    Analysis of Eco-Healthy Child Care Program Data
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2014 - 2015
    Title:
    Pesticide Monitoring on Soccer Fields via Wipe and Urine Samples
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2016 - 2017
    Title:
    Creating an IPE Climate Change Elective
    Sponsoring Organization:
    MADE CLEAR Climate Change
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2016 - 2019
    Title:
    Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Funding received from Mary Catherine Bunting Foundation
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2017 - 2019
    Title:
    Determining the Contribution of Pesticides to Asthma in Children
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2018 - 2019
    Title:
    Baltimore City Lead Testing
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Private Donor
  • Date:
    2019 - 2020
    Title:
    ICTR Voucher Program Award
    Sponsoring Organization:
    UMB ICTR Genomic Research Center: Microbiome Service Lab
    Role:
    Multiple Principal Investigator
  • Date:
    2019 - 2020
    Title:
    Research Facilitation Award
    Sponsoring Organization:
    BBAL Research Center

Research Interests

  • Pesticide exposure Children's Environmental Health Early childhood learning environments

Research Activity

  • Duration:
    2011 - 2012
    Title:
    Analysis of Eco-Healthy Child Care Program Data
    Description:
    UMSON DRIF Funding
    Status:
    Complete
  • Duration:
    2014 - 2015
    Title:
    Pesticide Monitoring on Soccer Fields via Wipe and Urine Samples
    Description:
    UMSON BBAL DRIF and FCH Funding
    Status:
    Complete
  • Duration:
    2015 - Current
    Title:
    Evaluation of presence of environmental hazards in preschools
    Status:
    On-Going
  • Duration:
    2015 - Current
    Title:
    Evaluation of program to educate preschool staff about environmental hazards
    Status:
    On-Going
  • Duration:
    2016 - Current
    Title:
    Evaluation of relationship of biomaarkers for exposure to wheeze in young children
    Status:
    Writing Results

Publications

  • Publication Year:
    2010
    Title:
    Pesticides and health risks.
    Journal Name:
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN
  • Publication Year:
    2010
    Title:
    Pesticides use in hospitals: health protection, health hazards, and viable alternatives.
    Journal Name:
    Nursing administration quarterly
  • Publication Year:
    2012
    Title:
    Potential health effects related to pesticide use on athletic fields.
    Journal Name:
    Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)
  • Publication Year:
    2014
    Title:
    Expanding our green horizons: sustainability in schools of nursing.
    Journal Name:
    International Journal of Human Caring
  • Publication Year:
    2015
    Title:
    Evaluation of the Children's Environmental Health Network's environmental stewardship checklist responses.
    Journal Name:
    Journal of environmental health
  • Publication Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Brownfields and Nursing Implications
  • Publication Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Pesticide monitoring on soccer fields via shoe wipes and urine samples
    Journal Name:
    Environmental Research
  • Publication Year:
    2017
    Title:
    Therapeutics & Toxicology
  • Publication Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Train-the-Trainer Approach in the Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program.
    Journal Name:
    Health Behav Policy Rev.™
  • Publication Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women
    Journal Name:
    Journal of the American Medical Association

Presentations

  • Year:
    2010
    Title:
    Risks of Childhood Exposure to Pesticides Related to Athletic Field Maintenance Practices: A Survey of Frequency and Factors.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Association of Prevention Teaching and Research.
    Location:
    Washington DC
  • Year:
    2011
    Title:
    Potential Health Effects Related to Pesticide Use on Athletic Fields
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Location:
    Washington DC
  • Year:
    2012
    Title:
    Preliminary Data Analysis of the Eco-Healthy Child Care Program Checklist and Train-the-Trainer Program.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Location:
    San Francisco CA
  • Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Expanding our Green Horizons: Strategies for Sustainability and Nursing Stewardship.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    MNA Convention
    Location:
    Annapolis MD
  • Year:
    2014
    Title:
    Pesticide Monitoring on Soccer Fields Via Wipe and Urine Samples.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Location:
    New Orleans LA
  • Year:
    2015
    Title:
    Pesticide Monitoring on Soccer Fields Via Wipe and Urine Samples.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    National Environmental Health Association Conference
    Location:
    Orlando FL
  • Year:
    2017
    Title:
    Assessing and Addressing Environmental Health Issues.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    School Nurses: Understanding Legal Strategies for Advancing a Culture of Health in Schools
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Public Health Law Institute and National Association of School Nurses
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States
  • Year:
    2017
    Title:
    Nurses at the forefront of climate change education and solutions.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    Location:
    Atlanta GA
  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Building a Culture of Health in Baltimore City Early Head Start
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    MD Action Coalition
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States
  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Gestational pesticide exposure and child respiratory health
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    American Public Health Association
    Sponsoring Organization:
    American Public Health Association
    Location:
    San Diego CA United States

Areas of Specialization

  • Environmental Health

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Environmental Health I Advanced Environmental Health Applied Toxicology

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    Doctoral Merit Scholar
    Date:
    2006
  • Name:
    UMSON Alumni Association Award, Outstanding PhD Graduate
    Date:
    2010
  • Name:
    Daily Record Leading Woman Under 40
    Date:
    December 2015

Academic and Professional Activities

University

  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    Master's Judicial Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    Student Affairs Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2010 - Current
    Organization:
    Community Public Health Master's Admissions Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2013 - Current
    Organization:
    Green SON Team
    Role:
    Co-Chair
  • Date:
    2013 - Current
    Organization:
    Campus-wide Sustainability Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2016 - Current
    Organization:
    School of Nursing Climate Change Committee
    Role:
    Chair

Professional

  • Date:
    2010 - 2017
    Organization:
    US Environmental Protection Agency Pesticide Program Dialog Committee
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2015 - Current
    Organization:
    Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2015 - Current
    Organization:
    MD Keep Antibiotics Working
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2016 - Current
    Organization:
    US EPA PPDC Public Health Work Group
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2016 - 2016
    Organization:
    American Journal of Nursing
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2016 - 2016
    Organization:
    Environmental Pollution
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2017 - Current
    Organization:
    Public Health Nursing
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee

Public

  • Date:
    2003 - 2012
    Organization:
    Carroll County Commissioners Environmental Advisory Council
    Role:
    Committee Member