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Jennifer R Gray

Name

[Gray, Jennifer R]
  • George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor
  • Asssociate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Biography

I grew up on a farm/ranch in Oklahoma with two sisters and one brother.In addition to church, sports, and band activities, I was very involved in 4-H Club, learned to speak publicly, and achieved goals such as being state secretary. My parents were leaders who worked very hard to help others. These life experiences laid a solid foundation for being a nursing professor.

Professional Preparation

    • 1997 Ph.D. Texas Woman's University
    • 1989 M.S.N. in Adult Health, Educator RoleUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 1977 B.S.N. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Appointments

    • Aug 2014 to Present Associate Dean/Chair and Professor, College of Nursing
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • June 2013 to July 2014 Interim Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2011 to May 2013 Associate Dean and Chair
      Unviersity of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2005 to Aug 2010 Associate Professor and Associate Dean, PhD Program
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 1997 to Aug 2005 Assistant Professor
      University of Texas, Arlington
    • Jan 1989 to July 1997 Specialist/Clinical Instructor/ Evaluation Coordinator
      School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Sept 2009 to Present National League for Nursing
    • Feb 2008 to Present Southern Nursing Research Society
    • Jan 2008 to Present Texas Nurses' Association
    • Aug 2005 to Present Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
    • May 1988 to Present University of Texas at Arlington

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2013 Fellow sponsored by American Academy of Nursing
      Achievements:

      Research capacity development in the United States and internationally

    • Apr  2013 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Tenured Faculty Member sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jul  2012 Letter of Commendation sponsored by Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union
      Achievements:

      Recogntion of impact on nursing research in Uganda

    • Apr  2012 UT Arlington Faculty Service Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
      Achievements:

      Providing education and consultation related to research and clinical practice in Uganda

    • Sep  2010 Piper Professor Award sponsored by Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, State of Texas
    • Oct  2009 Healthcare Hero 2009 sponsored by Fort Worth Business Press and Healthpoint®
    • Aug  2009 Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas Board of Regents
      Description:

      Inaugural class

    • Aug  2008 Anne Zimmerman, RN Scholar sponsored by American Nurses Foundation (ANF)
    • Sep  2007 George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in Nursing sponsored by University of Texas at ArlingtonUniverity of Texas Arlington
      Description:

      Endowed professorship in nursing to support interdisciplinary collaboration

    • Apr  2007 Academcy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington Award Details
    • Apr  2001 President’s Award for Excellence in Distance Education Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

News Articles

    • Aug 2014 Fighting an Outbreak

      Challenges of fighting the Ebola epidemic in limited resource countries

Research and Expertise

  • Expertise

    Dr. Gray has a passion for HIV/AIDS research and global health issues. She is committed to promoting health for persons around the globe, especially persons who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Early in her career, she practiced in mobile health clinic in Cameroon, West Africa. In recent years, she has traveled to the Dominican Republic and Tanzania to provide nursing education workshops. In collaboration with Dr. Allusine Jalloh, Dr. Gray is leading the North Texas Africa Health Initiative. As the Hazel M. and George W. Jay Professor, she travels to Uganda each summer to develop the research capacity of nurses and provide inservice education for nurses in rural areas. The North Texas Africa Health Initiative is seeking funding for health care projects in Uganda and other East African countries.

  • Completed Research

    Work-Related Quality of Life of Nurses and Health Care Workers in Uganda- funded by Professorship

    Stigma of HIV-Positive Nurses in Kenya- faculty advisor for Jackline Opollo, funded by Sigma Theta Tau International to conduct the study

    Priorities for Uganda Nursing Research: A Dephi Study- funded by Professorship

    Ugandan Nurses' Perspectives on Task Shifting- faculty advisor for Lori Spies funded by Baylor University Small Grants Program

    Instrument Development for the Nurse International Relocation and Transition Questionnaire (NIRTQ)

    National Study on the NLN-Jeffries Simulation Framework: Team role as theory expert

  • Research Interests

    International nurse migration

    Strategies to Facilitate Development of Research Capacity of Nurses in Uganda and Other Low Resource Countries

    Factors Influencing Medication Adherence in Persons Living with HIV/AIDS


    Barriers and Supports for the Success of Minority Students in Health Professional Education

    Assessing HIV Knowledge of Nurses across countries

  • Current Research

    Professional Values of RN to BSN Students

Publications

      Textbook Forthcoming
      • Grove, S., Gray, J., & Burns, N. (2014). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice.  (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier

        {Textbook} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2014
      • Gray, J. (2014). Global mentoring. Book Chapter in S. Baxley, K. Ibitayo, & ML Bond (Eds). Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success. Sigma Theta Tau International. Indianapolis, Indiana.

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Opollo, J.G.; Gray, J.; Spies, L.A.; (2014). Work-related quality of life of Ugandan healthcare workers.  International Nursing Review,  61 (1): 116-23.ISSN: 0020-8132 PMID: 24392719 CINAHL AN: 2012468954

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2013
      • Grove, S., Burns, N., & Gray, J. (2013). The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Carr, G.F., Gray, J. & Hayslip, B. Jr. (2012) Needs for Information about Supportive Resources: A Predictor of Needs for Service and Service Use in African American Grandmother Caregiver. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. (In Press).
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Holland, B., & Gray, J. (2011). The Client Experience Model:  Synthesis and application to African Americans with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 15 (2), 36-40..
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Opollo, J., Gray, J., Bond, M. L. & Lail-Davis, V. (2012). Meeting tomorrow’s healthcare needs through local and global involvement. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43(2), 75-80.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Carey, S. A., & Gray, J. R. (2012). Women and heart disease: A diagnostic challenge. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8 (6), 458-463.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Carr, G. F., Hayslip, B., & Gray, J. (2012). The role of caregiver burden in understanding African American custodial grandmothers. Geriatric Nursing, Electronic publication prior to print.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2011
      • Gray, J. (2011). Special contributor to Burns, N., & Grove, S. (Eds.) Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice. (5th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2011
      • Gray, J. (2011). Instructor guide for Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice.  (5th ed.). Electronic book available from http://evolve.elsevier.com  Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Holland, B., & Gray, J. (2011). The Client Experience Model:  Synthesis and application to African Americans with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 15 (2), 36-40.. 

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Gray, J., Opollo, J., & Spies, L. (2010). Uganda. In J.J. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Shultz, & T. D. Aiken (Eds.). Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world (pp. 140-143).New York: Springer Publishing.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2010
      • Gray, J. (2010 October). I dreamed of Africa. Nursing Lounge Dallas-Fort Worth, 15-19.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Gray, J (2009). Rooms, recordings, and responsibilities: The logistics of focus groups. Southern Online Journal or Nursing Research, 9(1). http://snrs.org/publications/SOJNR_articles2/Vol09Num01Art05.html.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Newsletter Article 2009
      • Spies, L. A., Gray, J., Ibitayo, K., & Opollo, J. (2009). Texans work with Ugandan nurses. Nurse Practitioner World News, 14(11-12), 1. Available online.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Gray, J., & Johnson, L. (2008). Intentions and motivations of nurses to migrate: A review of empirical studies. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 4 (4), 41-48.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • Bond ML, Cason CL, Gray J, Baxley S, Denke L. 2008. Voices of Hispanic Students in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: Are We Listening?. Perspectives in Nursing Education.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • *Gray, J. (Guest Ed.). (2006). Measuring spirituality: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 10.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Gray J. 2006. Becoming adherent: Experiences of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 17(3):47-54.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Watkins S Gray J. 2006. HIV/AIDS: A survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Texas RNs in the 21st century. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 22(5):232-238.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • Gray J, Hicks R, Hutchings C. 2005. Antiretroviral medication errors in a national medication error database. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 19(12):19-28.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • Gray J, Garner L, Snow D, Wright K. 2004. Spiritual perspective and needs: A comparative study of nursing faculty in a Christian university and a state university. Christian Higher Education 3:61-77.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • January  2011
      Developing the constructs and concepts of the NLN/Jeffries Simulation Model
      Gray, J., & Paige, J. .Oral presentation to NLN/Jeffries Working Group at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation, Orlando, FL.
    • January  2011
      Evidence-Based Care: Nurses Making a Difference in Patient Outcomes.
      Gray, J.  7th Invited oral presentation: International Nursing Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • January  2010
      Bond, M. L., Cason, C. L., & Gray, J. Content Validity and Internal Consistency Reliability of the ISA and PSA
        Bond, M. L., Cason, C. L., & Gray, J. Oral presentation at Educational Summit, National League for Nursing, Las Vegas, NV.
    • January  2010
      Developing a program of research.
      Taliaferro, D., & Gray, J.  Invited to present pre-conference workshop for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care National Conference, Baltimore, MD.  and Reno, NV.
    • January  2009
      Gender differences in clinical outcomes for patients receiving ART in rural Tanzania.
      Gray, J. Oral presentation at 22nd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference, Jacksonville, FL
    • January  2009
      Building international nursing alliances: Implications for research, policy, and practice.
      Gray, J., Opollo, J., & Spies, L.  A symposium presented at the International Council of Nurses, Durban, South Africa.
    • January  2008
      HIV Learning Needs of Health Care providers in Dominican Republic, India, Uganda, and the United States.
      Palmer, E.L. & Gray, J.  Oral presentation at Unite for Sight 5th Annual International Health Conference. New Haven, CT.
    • January  2008
      Model of Institutional Support for Doctoral Students
      Gray, J. & Bond, M. L. Poster session presented at Bureau of Health Profession’s (BHPr) All Programs Meeting. 

Support & Funding

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    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 Nurse Faculty Loan Program sponsored by  - $53807
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2014 Preparing Nurse Scientists and Faculty to Reduce Health Disparities sponsored by  - $419461

Courses

      • NURS 6308-001 Nurs 6308-001 Research Seminar

        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest. May be repeated to meet student learning needs.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6308-001 Research Seminar
        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest. May be repeated to meet student learning needs.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6309-001 SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)

        Provides experiences in the development of scientific products for dissemination.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6310-001 Proposal Development
        Development and critique of doctoral dissertation proposal.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6308-001 Research Seminar
        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6308-001 Research Seminar
        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6308-001 Research Seminar
        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6308-001 Research Seminar
        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6308-001 Research Seminar
        Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6301-001 Theoretical Evolution of Science
        Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6309-001 SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
        Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6310-001 Proposal Development
        Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6309-001 SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
        Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6310-001 Proposal Development
        Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6309-001 SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
        Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6310-001 Proposal Development
        Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6310-001 Proposal Development
        Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6309-001 SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
        Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus

Other Service Activities

  • Synergistic Activities
    • Jul 2014 Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union

      Collaboration to develop research capacity among nurses, provide clinical and research workshops, and facilitate Ugandan Nurses Research Committee.

  • Synergistic Activities
    • Apr 2012 Health Care Research Collaboration with Engineering

      Connecting nurses with engineers working on health-related studies and products. Co-chaired with Dr. Anand Pupula, Engineering, and Dr. Mary Lou Bond, Nursing.

  • Consultant
    • Jul 2011 Kigali Health Institute, Kigali, Rwanda

      Consultation related to developing research proposals, qualitative research methodologies, high-fidelity simulation as a teaching methodology. 2009-2011

  • Member
    • Apr 2010 Global Connection Partnership Network

      Represent College of Nursing on the Project Restore Hope, Sierra Leone

  • Synergistic Activities
    • Apr 2009 Host

      Hosted a university visit by a delegation of Rwandan leaders to explore potential for research collaboration; delegation included the representatives of the Ministries of Health and Education as well as the presidents of two universities

  • Consultant
    • Nov 2007 Amoud Foundation

      Consultation for the Al-Hayatt Medical Center, new hospital built by the foundation in Borama, Awdal, Somalia.