Catherine Gaines Ling N-4969-2016

Catherine Gaines Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Assoc Professor, College of Nursing

"Nursing marries theory and practice and nursing scholarship spans knowledge discovery and application. Teaching, research and practice must mutually inform and transform current and future providers."


  • PhD, Nursing Education, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other

Research Interests

  • Dr Ling’s research focus is on maximizing functional mobility in order to minimize chronic disease and injury risk. She has seen the critical need for this knowledge in her more than 20-year career as a Family Nurse Practitioner providing ambulatory care of individuals and families in community settings. Dr. Ling is involved in investigating mechanisms and assessment of functional mobility using symptom phenotyping; specifically gait, balance, dual task performance and socio-environmental context with cellular outcomes. She has also led and participated in the planning, implementing and evaluation of macro and micro level population health interventions for obesity treatment and prevention in federal and private sectors.