Linda M. Gibson-Young 


Linda Gibson-Young PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CNE, AE-C, FAANP
Associate Professor
3201 Nursing Building
(334) 844-5601


PhD 2011 Child and Family The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Post-MSN 2004 Nurse Educator The University of Alabama at Birmingham
MSN 2003 Nurse Practitioner The University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSN 1998 Nursing Auburn University at Montgomery









Dr. Linda Gibson-Young has rich academic experience teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students. She has a PhD in nursing, and is a family nurse practitioner (certified with ANCC) and nurse educator (certified with NLN). In 2016, She was inducted as Fellows in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). In 2015, she was named a Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) Fellow with the American Association of Colleges in Nursing (AACN) and received the Outstanding Research Award from The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).

Dr. Linda Gibson-Young began her nursing career at Children’s Health System in Birmingham working with acute and chronic pulmonary patients. With education and experience, she advanced to Instructor at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, and Associate Professor/Graduate Chair with Texas A&M: Corpus Christi. She is honored to be back home with Auburn University.

Research Interests
Dr. Gibson-Young’s research interest focuses on home interventions aimed towards family management of childhood asthma with the use of in-home technologies. She also has experience with school-based initiatives; family and community partnerships; and smoke exposure to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and hookah. Her research highlights interdisciplinary teams including nurse practitioners, school nurses, community partners, physicians, pharmacists, social work, nutrition, kinesiology, and respiratory therapy.

Teaching Areas
Dr. Gibson-Young has experience teaching undergraduate BSN students and graduate MSN, DNP, and PhD students. Her specialty areas include pediatrics, pulmonary, evidence-based practice, and project management.  

Dr. Gibson-Young has collaborative outreach with childhood asthma camps, school-based health education partnerships, and events improving home management of childhood asthma. She si currently expanding outreach to include interdisciplinary team efforts related to child health in the southeastern region. 

*Campbell, M., Gibson-Young, L.M., and Wallace, M. &  (2017). Participatory learning: Asthma camp as a learning space for patients and healthcare providers. Child Life Focus, 35(1), 14-20.

*Fedele, D.A., Dekevich, D., Gibson-Young, L.M., Martinasek, M.P., Jagger, M. & Barnett, T. (2016).  Cigarette smoking, water pipe tobacco smoking, and e-cigarette use patterns among high school     

      students diagnosed with asthma. Annals of Epidemiology, 26, 865-869.

*Martinasek, M.P., Gibson-Young, L.M., Davis, J.& McDermott, R. (2015). Waterpipe tobacco smoking impact on public health: Implications for policy. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 8: 121-9.

doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S68267

* Gasana, J., Gibson-Young, L.M.,  Ibrahimou, B., Weiss-Randall, D., Arrieta, A., Beck- Sague, C., Siven, J., Torok, D. (2015). Asthma in schoolchildren in Monroe County, Florida: School-based needs assessment. Journal of Asthma. early online. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2015.1081939. 

*Gibson-Young, L.M., Gerald, L.M., Vance, D.S., & Turner-Henson, A. (2014). The relationships among family management behaviors and asthma morbidity in maternal caregivers of children with asthma.  Journal of Family Nursing,20(4): 442-61. doi: 10.1177/1074840714552845

*Martinasek, M.P., Gibson-Young, L. & Forrest, J. (2014). Hookah smoking and harm perception among asthmatic adolescents: Findings from the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey. Journal of School Health, 84(5): 334-41. doi: 10.1111/josh.12153.

*Gibson-Young, L., Martinasek, M.P., Clutter, M.O., & Forrest, J. (2014). Are students with asthma at increased risk for being a victim of bullying in school or cyber space? Findings from the 2011 Florida

youth risk behavior survey. Journal of School Health, 84(7): 429-434. doi: 10.1111/josh.12167.