Bretton ‘Brett’ Gilmore, JD, MSHS, BSN, RN, CPM
Brett Gilmore, JD, MSHS, BSN, RN, CPM is a second-year graduate student studying adolescent behavior modification under the mentorship of Dr. Chris Frei. Brett studies community-based participatory research techniques pursuant to establishing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of middle and high school teenagers confronting electronic cigarettes, or vaping, usage. He plans to continue managing pharmaceutical and device research and development programs and explore a research-focused faculty position to allow him to give back to the next generation of scientists and advocate for basic translational science concepts to move innovation from the bench to community intervention.
Brett’s research is focusing on the dangers associated with using electronic cigarette, commonly referred to as vaping, specifically looking at use by middle and high school teenagers. Literature review, case study, and development and administration of novel survey instruments will elicit health indicators, behavioral causes, and predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors. Future work will include developing programs, tools, and materials to share and promote quality health education on the subject as part of the Texas health education curriculum in public middle and high schools.
Roseanne Wendell Endowment Memorial Scholar
Center for Biodefense, Law, & Public Policy Fellow
ADF Blackstone Legal Fellow
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
JD, Law, Texas Tech University – School of Law, 2008
MSHS, Clinical Research Administration, George Washington University – School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2005
BSN, Nursing, Prairie View A&M University – College of Nursing, 1998
AS, Science, North Harris Montgomery County Community College (Lonestar College – Tomball), 1995