Lynette Gibson, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Director of Research in Nursing
University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black School of Nursing

Lynette Gibson is Associate Professor and Director of Research in Nursing at the University of South Carolina (USC) Upstate, Mary Black School of Nursing in Greenville, South Carolina. She received a BS in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, an MS in nursing from Clemson University, and a PhD in nursing science from the University of South Carolina. She completed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Center for Health Equity Research.

Dr. Gibson is passionate about conducting research using culturally appropriate interventions that aim to eliminate cancer health disparities and achieve health equity. She mentors ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate nursing students in conducting research. She serves on the peer review committee of the Oncology Nursing Forum, has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented her research findings at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Gibson is past president of the Mu Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at USC Upstate. She is a past board member of the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division and serves on the Executive Leadership Council in Upstate South Carolina. She is a member of the Greenville Health System Minority Council, Greenville Memorial Hospital Advisory Council’s At Worship Workgroup, and LiveWell Greenville Evaluation Team. She is a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Daisy Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and the Susan Eison Spirit Award for long-time service to the American Cancer Society. In March 2015, she and 99 other nurses in South Carolina were honored with the Palmetto Gold Award for their excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession.