College: Public Health and Health Professions (view Dr. Gray's PHHP profile here).
Department: Environmental and Global Health, and EPI Investigator
Curriculum vitae: PDF
Research interests: epidemiology of infectious diseases, especially zoonotic diseases
Hobby: Photography and fly fishing
Dr. Gray is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health in the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions. He directs the Global Pathogens Laboratory in the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute. He has a joint appointment in the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
He received his MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health. His medical boards are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
From 2001 to 2009 he served as a Professor of Epidemiology and International Programs in the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. He established and directed the College’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. In 2008, he created a 12-month, Certificate in Emerging Infectious Diseases Research program and since then he has trained more than 130 public health and veterinary professionals from numerous developing countries.
In 2010 he was recruited to his present position at the University of Florida. His current research interests include studying animal workers for evidence of occupational infections with zoonotic pathogens, especially respiratory viruses. He leads U.S. and international research in studying persons with occupational exposure to camels, cattle, ducks, dogs, geese, goats, marine mammals, pigs, and poultry for evidence of zoonotic pathogen infection. These studies are being conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Georgia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United States. A strong proponent of the One Health Initiative, his department will soon have the only Masters and PhD One Health concentration degree programs in the United States.
He has authored more than 180 publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature. He has served on numerous national expert advisory committees including those associated with the US Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, Infectious Disease Society of America, and the Institute of Medicine. Currently, he serves as a member of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, an Associate Editor for the journal Infection and Public Health and on the Editorial Board for the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. He also serves on the Board of the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses and the Institute of Medicine’s Board on the Health of Select Populations.
Contact Information (as of Feb. 2012):
Department of Environmental and Global Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100188
Gainesville, FL 32610 (zip for overnight 32611)
Phone: (352) 273-9449