Debra Rose WilsonEducation

PhD, Walden University; MS, Tennessee State University; BA, BSN, Lakehead University

Research Interests 

Stress and health; psychoneuroimmunology; coping; stress management; health psychology; Psychoneuroimmunology; adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; holistic nursing; breastfeeding; guided imagery; women’s health; autoimmune diseases


Dr. Wilson worked in nursing for many years, gaining expertise in public health, obstetrics, epidemiology, breastfeeding trends, wellness, disease prevention, and nursing education. She currently teaches courses at a graduate-level in holistic nursing, biopsychology, stress and coping, and complementary and alternative therapies, as well as other courses for both the psychology and nursing schools. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as an advanced holistic nurse providing grief counseling, hypnosis, and lactation consulting.