Dr. Gilchrist is a graduate of Lawrence University, with a bachelor's degree in biology. She received her doctorate in neuroscience, as well as a bachelor's degree in physical therapy, from the University of Minnesota.
She is a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a Clinical Research Scientist at Children's Hospitals and Clinics.
Her research interests include chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and oncology rehabilitation. She is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association at the state and national level.