Faculty Profile

Bio-Gregory Gray

  • Gregory C. Gray MD, MPH is a Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Departments of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Microbiology & Immunology, Global Health Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

    Professor Gray received his medical degree, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama; his Masters in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; and his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He underwent residency training at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, District of Columbia. His medical boards are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

    Dr. Gray has conducted diverse epidemiological studies of infectious diseases for more than 25 years in 5 continents. He has authored more than 380 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. His published works have been cited by others more than 19,000 times (H-index 74 by Google Scholar).

    Much of his work has involved identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly for respiratory virus infections. He has studied farmers, animal breeders, veterinarians, military personnel, turkey workers, swine workers, poultry workers, horse workers, and hunters.

    A strong supporter for the One Health approach, he has won multiple One Health research and training grants, helped to established centers of One Health (USA, Romania, China) and developed four graduate programs in One Health (PhD, MHS, and certificates).

    Dr. Gray has won multiple awards for his research and training: the Department of Defense Legion of Merit Medal for exceptionally meritorious conduct (epidemiological research) for the Department of Defense; the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service (DoD’s 2nd highest award for a civilian); the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health nominee for University of Iowa’s President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence; the University of Iowa College of Public Health Faculty Research Award; University of Iowa International Studies Faculty Mentor of the Year; the Medal of Honor from Mongolia’s Minister of Health for health sector development (MoH’s highest award); The Peace Medal awarded by the President of Mongolia for research and prevention of communicable diseases (The Mongolian government’s highest honor for a foreigner); Duke University Department of Medicine’s Excellence in Education Award (Division of Infectious Diseases); Duke University’s Global Health Graduate Professor of the Year; Duke University’s Global Health Graduate Professor of the Year; The American Veterinary Epidemiological Society Honorary Diplomate Award; and the University of Texas Medical Branch Robert E. Shope, MD Professorship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

    Professor Gray is a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society.

  • Medical/Professional

    U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1977

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, M.D., 1983

    John Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, MPH, 1987

    Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Residency, 1988

Overview

Gregory C. Gray MD, MPH, FIDSA is an infectious disease epidemiologist and Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He is affiliated with three Departments: Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Microbiology and Immunology, and Preventive Medicine & Population Health.

Professor Gray received his medical degree, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama and his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland. He received residency training at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, District of Columbia. His medical boards are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Gray has conducted diverse epidemiological studies of infectious diseases for 25 years in 5 continents. He has authored more than 360 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Much of his work has involved identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly for respiratory virus infections. He has studied numerous occupational groups including farmers, animal breeders, veterinarians, military personnel, turkey workers, poultry workers, horse workers, hunters, and pig workers. A strong supporter for the One Health approach, he has won multiple One Health research and training grants, helped to established centers of One Health (USA, Romania, China) and developed four graduate programs in One Health (PhD, MHS, and certificates).

Professor Gray is a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Education
Degree/Training CompletedYearName & Location
B.S.1977U.S. Naval Academy
M.D.1983University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine
MPH1987John Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health
Residency1988Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research