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Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Professor and Chair

 

Office: PHHP Building, Suite 2150A
Phone: (352) 273-9449
Email: gcgray@phhp.ufl.edu

CV

Affiliations

Courses Taught

Current Research Interest

  • Global Health
  • One Health
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Zoonotic infections
  • Clinical trials
  • Rapid diagnostics
  • Epidemiology of respiratory infections
  • Adenovirus infections
  • Influenza
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Group A streptococcal infections
  • Vaccinology
  • Public health among military populations
  • Tropical infectious diseases

Education

  • B.S. US Naval Academy, Bioscience, 1977
  • M.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, 1983
  • M.P.H. Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, 1987
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. General Preventive Medicine Residency, 1988

Professional Experience

1984-86 General Medical, Officer Naval Medical Clinic San Diego
1985-86(six months) Director of the Clinic Naval Medical Clinic San Diego
1987-88 Senior Resident, General Preventive Medicine Residency at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
1987-88 Teaching Fellow, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
1988-90 Head, Epidemiology Dept. Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit No. 5, San Diego
1990-92 Head, Epidemiology Branch Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo Egypt
1990-92 Chairman, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
1992-01 Epidemiologist, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego
1992-00 Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Community & Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
1993-00 Research Associate, National Research Council
1996-99 Chief, Emerging Illness Division Naval Health Research Center, San Diego (> 45 professionals)
1996-01 Director, Established a DoD Respiratory Disease Reference Laboratory
1998-01 Director, Established Navy Node in the DoD Surveillance and Response System for Emerging Infectious Diseases
1999-01 Director, Established a Clinical Trial Center for the Naval Health Research Center
1999-01 Director, Established DoD Center for Deployment Health Research (60 professionals)
2000-01 Advanced to Adjunct Associate, Clinical Professor Dept of Family & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
2000-01 Clinician, Naval Medical Center San Diego
2000 Appointed Adjunct Professor, Preventive Medicine & Biometrics (Epidemiology), Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
2001-9 Professor, Dept of Epidemiology, College of Public health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2003-9 Director, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, College of Public health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2004 Granted tenure Dept of Epidemiology, College of Public health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2004-9 Received secondary appointment International Programs, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2006-7 Interim Chief, Scientific Advisor University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory (260 employees)
2008 Adjunct Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia
2008 Member Board of Advisors, Center for Health Policy and Public Health at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
2010 Professor (tenured) and Chair Department of Environmental and Global Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2010 Appointed to the IOM Committee on Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families
2010 Appointed to the FDA/CBER Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee
2010 Organized 3rd International Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Mongolia, July 29-30, 120 participants from 4 countries attended
2010 Organized and co-chaired the ISIRV International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses, Amelia Island, Fl, February 3-5
2010- Appointed to the IOM Committee on Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families
2010- Appointed to the FDA/CBER Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee
2010- Appointed to the IOM Board on the Health of Select Populations
2010- Appointed to the IOM Medical Follow-up Agency Advisory Committee

Dr. Gray leads his Global Pathogens Laboratory team and international collaborators in studying persons with occupational exposure to camels, cattle, ducks, dogs, geese, goats, marine mammals, pigs, and poultry in a number of countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mongolia, Nigeria, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United States.

 


Selected Publications

(From More Than 200)
  • Khurelbaatar N, Krueger WS, Heil GL, Darmaa B, Ulziimaa D, Tserennorov D,  Baterdene A, Anderson BD, and Gray GC Little Evidence of Avian or Equine Influenza Virus Infection Among A Cohort of Mongolian Adults with Animal Exposures PLOS One in press.
  • Messenger AM, Barnes AN, Gray GC. Reverse Zoonotic Disease Transmission (Zooanthroponosis): A Review of Seldom-Documented Human Biological Threats to Animals. PLOS One 2013, in press.
  • Burnell FJ, Holmes MA, Roiko AH, Lowe JB, Heil GL, Keller SE, and Gray GC. Little Evidence of Human Infection with Equine Influenza during the 2007 Epizootic, Queensland Australia. Clin Virology, 2013 in press
  • Krueger WS, Khuntirat B, Yoon I, Blair PJ, ChittagarnpitchM, Putnam SD, Supawat K, Gibbons RV, Pattamadilok S, Sawanpanyalert P, Heil GL, Buddhari D, and Gray GC Prospective Study of Avian Influenza Virus Infections Among Rural Thai Villagers, PLOS ONE 2013 ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2013.05.003
  • Krueger WS, Heil GL, Yoon KJ, Gray GC. No Evidence for Zoonotic Transmission of H3N8 Canine Influenza Virus among US Adults Occupationally Exposed to Dogs. Influenza & Other Resp Viruses, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/irv.12208.
  • Gray GC, Cao WC. Variant Influenza A H3N2 virus: Looking Through a Glass, Darkly. Clin Infect Dis doi: 10.1093/cid/cit650
  • Fang L, Li X, Liu K, Li Y, Yao H, Liang S, Yang Y, Feng Z, Gray GC, Cao W. Mapping spread and risk of avian influenza A (H7N9) in China. Sci. Rep. 3, 2722; DOI:10.1038/srep02722 (2013).v
  • Krueger WS, Khuntirat B, Yoon I, Blair PJ, ChittagarnpitchM, Putnam SD, Supawat K, Gibbons RV, Pattamadilok S, Sawanpanyalert P, Heil GL, Buddhari D, and Gray GC Prospective Study of Avian Influenza Virus Infections Among Rural Thai Villagers, PLOS ONE 2013 ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2013.05.003
  • Khurelbaatar N, Daramragchaa U, Darmaa B, Tserennorov D, Krueger WS, Heil GL, Ariungerel B, Anderson BD, and Gray GC. Sparse Evidence for Equine or Avian Influenza Virus Infections among Mongolian Adults with Animal Exposures. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 2013 ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2013.05.003
  • Coman A, Maftei DN, Krueger WS, Heil GL, Friary JA, Chereches RM, Șirlincan E, Bria P, Dragnea C, Kasler I, and Gray GC. Evidence for Subclinical Swine and Avian Influenza Virus Infections among Romanian Agricultural Workers, Infection and Public Health, 2013 ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2013.05.003
  • Khuntirat BP, Yoon I, Blair PJ, Krueger WS, Chittagarnpitch M, Putnam SD, Gibbons RV, Pattamadilok S, Sawanpanyalert P, Heil GL, Friary JA, Capuano AW, and Gray GC  Evidence for Subclinical Avian Influenza Virus Infections among Rural Thai Villagers  Clin Infect Dis; 2011;53: e107-e116.
  • Kayali G, Ortiz EJ, Chorazy ML, Nagaraja KV, Debeauchamp J, Webby RJ, Gray GC. 2011. Serologic Evidence of Avian Metapneumovirus Infection Among Adults Occupationally Exposed to Turkeys. Vector Borne Zoonotic 2011;11:1453-8.PMID:21736487
  • Gray, GC, Ferguson, DD, Lowther PE, Heil, GL, Friary JA. A National Study of US Bird Banders for Evidence of Avian Influenza Virus Infections. J Clin Virology, 2011;51:132–135. PMID 21530384.
  • Leibler JH, Silbergeld EK,  Pekosz A, Gray GC. No evidence of infection with avian influenza viruses among US poultry workers in the Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Virginia USA, J Agromedicine; 2011;16:52–57.
  • Davis MK, Kamel F, Hoppin JA, Alavanja MC, Freeman LB, Gray GC, Nelson K, Silbergeld EK  Neurologic symptoms associated with raising poultry and swine among participants in the Agricultural Health Study, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011:53:190-5.
  • Gray GC, Baker WS. The Problem with Pigs: It’s Not about Bacon. Clin Infect Diseases; 2011;52:19–22. PMID 21148515.
  • Heil GL, McCarthy T, Yoon KJ, Liu S, Saad MD, Smith CB, Houck JA, Dawson ED, Rowlen KL, and Gray GC (2010) MChip, a Low Density Microarray, Differentiates Among Seasonal Human H1N1, North American Swine H1N1, and the 2009 Pandemic H1N1. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 2010;4:411-416.
  • Halstead DC, Gray GC, Meyer KS, Stanciu SR, Gorospe WC. Recombinant adenovirus type 3 and type 14 isolates from a fatal case of pneumonia. Rev Med Microbiol 2010:21:28-30. PMC3066448.
  • Beaudoin A, Gramer M, Gray GC, Capuano A, Setterquist S, Bender J. Serologic survey of swine workers for exposure to H2N3 swine influenza A. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2010;4:163-70.
  • Lebeck MG, McCarthy T, Capuano AW, Schnurr DP, Landry MR, Setterquist SF, Heil GL, Kilic S, Gray GC. Emergent US Adenovirus 3 Strains Associated with an Epidemic and Serious Disease. J Clin Virol. 2009;46:331–336.
  • Owens AB, Canas LC, Russell KL, Neville JS, Pavlin JA, MacIntosh VH, Gray GC, Gaydos JC. Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-based, Influenza Surveillance: 1998-2005, Amer J Pub Health. 2009; in press.
  • Tosh PK, Ovsyannikova IG, Barry MA, Poland GA, Sambhara S, Gray GC. “Vaccine Development: The Development of Avian Influenza Vaccines for Human Use.” Encyclopedia of Microbiology. Ed. Moselio Schaechter. Oxford: Elsevier, 2009. 775-795.
  • McCarthy T, Lebeck MG, Capuano AW, Schnurr DP, Gray GC. Molecular Typing of Clinical Adenovirus Specimens by an Algorithm which Permits Detection of Adenovirus Coinfections and Intermediate Adenovirus Strains, J Clin Virol, 2009;81:1380-4.
  • Landry ML, Lebeck MG, Capuano AW, McCarthy T, Gray GC. Adenovirus Type 3 Outbreak — Connecticut, 2006, J Med Virol, 2009;81:1380-1384.
  • Gray GC, Chorazy, ML. Human Adenovirus 14a: A New Epidemic Threat. J Infect Dis, 2009;199:1413-5.
  • Baker WS, Gray GC. A Review of Published Reports Regarding Zoonotic Pathogen Infection in Veterinarians. JAVMA; 2009;234:1271-1278.
  • Gray GC, Kayali G. Facing Pandemic Influenza Threats: The Importance of Including Poultry and Swine Workers in Preparedness Plans. Poultry Science. 2008, 88;880-884.
  • Gray GC, McCarthy T, Capuano AW, Setterquist SF, Alavanja MC, Lynch CF Evidence for Avian Influenza A Infections Iowa’s Agricultural Workers. Influenza & Resp Viruses, 2008;2:61-69.
  • O’Shea, MK, Pipkin, C, Cane, PA, Gray, GC. Respiratory Syncytial Virus: An Important Cause Of Acute Respiratory Illness Among Young Adults Undergoing Military Training: Prevalence and Clinical Manifestations. Influenza & Resp Viruses. 2007;1:193-197.
  • Gray GC, Baker WS. Importance of Including Swine and Poultry Workers in Influenza Vaccination Programs. Clin Pharmocol Ther 2007;82:638-41.
  • Gray GC, McCarthy T, Capuano AW, Setterquist SF, Olsen CW, Alavanja MC, Lynch CF. Swine Workers and Swine Influenza Virus. Emerg Infect Dis 2007;13:1871-1878.
  • Gray GC, McCarthy T, Lebeck MG, Schnurr DP, Russell KL, Kajon AE, Landry ML, Leland DS, Storch GA, Ginocchio CC, Robinson CC, Demmler GJ, Saubolle MA, Kehl SC, Selvarangan R, Miller MB, Chappell JD, Zerr DM, Kiska DL, Halstead DC, Capuano AW, Setterquist SF, Chorazy ML, Dawson JD, Erdman DD. Genotype Prevalence and Risk Factors for Clinical Adenovirus Infections, United States 2004 to 2006. Clin Infect Dis 2007, 45:1120-31.
  • Capuano AW, Dawson J, Gray GC. Maximizing Power in Seroepidemiological Studies Through Use of the Proportional Odds Model. Influenza & Resp Viruses 2007;1:87-93.
  • Myers KP, Setterquist SF, Capuano AW, Gray GC. Infection With Three Avian Influenza Subtypes in US Veterinarians. Clin Infect Dis, 2007;45:4-9.
  • Ortiz EJ, Kochel TJ, Capuano AW, Setterquist SF, Gray GC. Avian Influenza and Poultry Workers, Peru, Influenza & Resp Viruses. 2007;1:65-69.
  • Gray GC, Trampel D, Roth J. Pandemic Influenza Planning: Shouldn’t Swine and Poultry Workers Be Included? Vaccine 2007;25:4376-81.