Academic Title

Chair, Nutrition and Public Health & Professor, Nutrition and Public Health

Additional Title

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Registered Nurse

Research Interests
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
Research Summary

My program of research focuses on the psychobiology and psychopharmacologic treatment of those with psychiatric disorders, with an emphasis on major mood disorders. I have more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in journals that focus on circadian rhythms, seasonal affective disorder in both children and adults, and clinical trials of psychiatric medications and light therapy. I served as Merrimack College’s ninth provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, from 2014-16.

  • Ph.D., Nursing, Boston College
  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Rochester
Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Trials
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phototherapy
Recent Publications
  • Anderson JL, Hilaire MA, Auger RR, Glod CA, Crow SJ, Rivera AN, Salgado SM, Pullen SJ, Kaufman TK, Selby AJ, Wolfe DJ.  Are short (blue) wavelengths necessary for light treatment of seasonal affective disorder? Chronobiol Int. 2016;33(9):1267-127.
  • Roberts SR, Glod CA.  Faculty roles:  Dilemmas for the future of nursing education.  Nursing Forum, 2013; 48(2), 99-105.
  • Roberts SJ, Glod CA. Relationships between aggression, depression and alcohol, tobacco: Implications for primary care of college students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2010; 22(7):369-75.
  • Anderson JL, Glod CA, Dai J, Cao Y, Lockley SW. Lux versus wavelength in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2009; 120:203-212. 
  • Glod CA, Lynch A, Flynn E, Berkowitz C, Baldessarini RJ. Open trial of bupropion SR in adolescent major depression. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing2003; 16:123-130. 
  • Glod CA, Teicher MH, Hartman CR, Harakal T, McGreenery CE. Enduring effects of early abuse on locomotor activity, sleep and circadian rhythms. Annals New York Academy of Science 1997; 821:465-467.
  •  Glod CA, Teicher MH, Hartman CR, Harakal T. Increased nocturnal activity and impaired sleep maintenance in abused children. Journal of American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1997; 36:1236-1243.
  •  Glod CA, Teicher MH, Polcari A, McGreenery CE, Ito Y. Circadian rest-activity disturbances in children with seasonal affective disorder. Journal of American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1997, 36:188-195.
  •  Swedo SE, Allen AJ, Glod CA, Rosenthal NE, Teicher M, Richter D, Hoffman C, Hamburger SD, Dow S, Brown C, Clark CH. A controlled trial of light therapy for the treatment of pediatric seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Journal of American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1997, 36:844-852. 
  • Glod CA, Teicher MH. Relationship between early abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder,and activity levels in prepubertal children. Journal of American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1996, 35:1384-1393. 
  • Glod CA, Teicher MH, Butler M, Savino M, Harper D, Magnus E, Pahlavan K. Modifying quiet room design enhances calming of children and adolescents. Journal of American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1994, 33:558-566.
  • Teicher MH, Glod CA, Surrey J, Swett C Jr. Early childhood abuse and limbic system ratings in adult psychiatric outpatients. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 1993, 5:301-306.
  • Glod CA. Circadian dysregulation in abused individuals: a proposed theoretical model for practice and research. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 1992, 6:347-355. 
  • Teicher MH, Glod CA, Cole JO. Emergence of intense suicidal preoccupation in patients treated with fluoxetine. American Journal of Psychiatry 1990,147:207-210. 


  • Glod CA. Contemporary Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: The Brain Behavior Connection.  FA Davis: Philadelphia, PA, 1998. Author/coauthor of 13 chapters. 


  • Frazier, SK and Glod, C.  Physiological and Psychological Data Collection Methods.  In Research for Advanced Practice Nurses, Fourth Edition, Staffileno BA, Murphy MP, and Buchholz S (Eds.). Springer Publishing, 2021.
Honors and Awards
  • Living Legend, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2012
  • Service Award, Fundacion Federico Hoth, Mexico City, Mexico, 2017
  • Living Legend Award, New England Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2015
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2002
  • Educational Foundation of America Investigator, Educational Foundation of  America, 2001
  • Independent Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), 2001
  • Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Health Care, 2000
  • Grayce Sills Service Award, New England American Psychiatric Nurses, 1998
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University, 1997
  • Travel Awardee, Conference on Advancing Research on Developmental, 1996
  • New Investigator Award, New Clinical Drug Evaluation Meeting, 1996
  • Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), 1996
  • Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Region V, 1994
  • Excellence in Clinical Research, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1994
  • Annual Nursing Research Award (New Investigators), Massachusetts Nurses Foundation, 1993
  • New Investigator Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, 1993
  • Research Award, American Nurses Foundation, Eastern Nursing Research, 1993
  • National Research Service Award, National Institute of Health, 1992-95
  • University Fellowship, Boston College, 1991-94

Professional Experience
  • 2014-present  Professor with Tenure (Health Sciences), Merrimack College
  • 2010-2014      Professor of Nursing, Salem State University
  • 2003-2010      Professor with Tenure (Nursing), Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • 1993-present Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 


External Research Funding:

  • Multi-center Study of 30-Minute Light Exposure for the Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Philips Company.  Role:  Principal Investigator.
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing-Child and Adolescent Specialty.  Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Role: PI/Project Director.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MR) at 4.0T of children and adolescents with affective illness.  National Institute of Mental Health, Role: Co-Investigator.
  • Bupropion and citalopram in the treatment of adolescent depression.  National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). Role: Principal Investigator.
  • An open trial of Wellbutrin SR in adolescent depression.  Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. Role: Principal Investigator. 
  • Early abuse and corticolimbic development, National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH R01 MH-53636. Role: Co-Investigator.
  • Nocturnal activity and impaired sleep maintenance in depressed and traumatized adolescents, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Circadian dysregulation in abused children.  National Institute of Nursing Research, NCNR 1F31NR-06807. Role: Principal Investigator.