Gail Houck RN, PhD
Gail M. Houck joined the Department of Family and Child Nursing as Professor and Chairperson in January 2014. She received her master’s degree from the University of Oregon and her bachelor’s and PhD degrees from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the faculty in the UW School of Nursing, she served as a professor and program director of the PhD and interdisciplinary graduate programs and of the post-master DNP program at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She brings over 3 decades of experience in clinical practice as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner as well as teaching in graduate clinical and PhD programs. Much of her research has focused on parenting and child developmental, mental health, and social outcomes. Her clinical inquiry projects were focused on preventive and early mental health interventions in schools, and led to co-authoring Depression in Children and Adolescents: Guidelines for School Practice (2013).
Family and Child Nursing
- BSN, University of Washington, 1974
- MN, University of Oregon, 1977
- PhD, University of Washington, 1983
What classes do you teach?
DNP and PhD core courses
What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
Being part of the University of Washington and the faculty colleagues with whom I work.
- Child developmental mental health and social outcomes
- Preventative and early mental health interventions in schools
- Lifespan Health
- Houck, G.M., Kendall, J., Miller, A., Morrell, P., & Wiebe, G. (2011). Self-concept in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26, 239-247.
- Desrochers, J.E. & Houck, G.M. (2013). Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses and National Association of School Psychologists.
- Banta-Wright, S.A., Kodadek, S.M., Steiner, R.D., & Houck, G.M. (2015). Challenges to breastfeeding infants with phenylketonuria. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30, 219-226.