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Kristen E. Gray, PD, MS, BS
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
Location: Seattle
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See Dr. Gray's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials

Dr. Gray is an epidemiologist and health services researcher at the HSR&D Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She has two broad research interests: understanding and improving Veterans’ health behaviors, particularly physical activity and diet, and women’s reproductive health care delivery. Dr. Gray has a 5-year HSR&D Career Development Award to develop and pilot test a videoconference-delivered, partner-assisted intervention to improve weight management outcomes among men and women Veterans who are overweight or obese. She also leads an HSR&D Research to Impact for Veterans project to optimize women’s reproductive health care coordination during VA’s transition to the Cerner electronic health record Dr. Gray received her PhD and MS in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation.

The following images visualize Dr. Gray's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Gray's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Gray's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Gray's publications and grants. The categories are based on 43 publications and 3 grants.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Clinical Research
Prevention Behavioral and Social Science
Behavioral and Social Science Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
Contraception/Reproduction Prevention
Aging Mental Health
Mental Health Diabetes
Pediatric Health Services
Diabetes Comparative Effectiveness Research
Health Services  
Rare Diseases  

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Recent Publications




Carey CM, Katon JG, Bossick AS, Gray KE, Doll KM, Christy AY, Callegari LS. Uterine Weight as a Modifier of Black/White Racial Disparities in Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Among Veterans with Fibroids in the Veterans Health Administration. Health Equity. 2022 Dec 16;6(1):909-916. doi: 10.1089/heq.2022.0130. PMCID: PMC9811843. PMID: 36636115
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Monty GR, Benson SK, Deeds SA, Callegari LS, Katon JG, Cordasco KM, Gray KE. "We Are Working Harder, Not Smarter:" a Qualitative Inquiry Into Care Coordination for Department of Veterans Affairs Mammograms Referred to the Community. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Dec 15:S1049-3867(22)00140-2. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2022.11.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36528428
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Gray KE, Silvestrini M, Ma EW, Nelson KM, Bastian LA, Voils CI. Gender differences in social support for diabetes self-management: A qualitative study among veterans. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Nov 23;107:107578. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.107578. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36463824.
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Miller HN, Voils CI, Cronin KA, Jeanes E, Hawley J, Porter LS, Adler RR, Sharp W, Pabich S, Gavin KL, Lewis MA, Johnson HM, Yancy WS Jr, Gray KE, Shaw RJ. A Method to Deliver Automated and Tailored Intervention Content: 24-month Clinical Trial. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Sep 6;6(9):e38262. doi: 10.2196/38262. PMID: 36066936
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Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Spohr SA, Breland JY, Raffa SD. National Veterans Health Administration MOVE! Weight Management Program Participation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Prev Chronic Dis. 2022 Mar 10;19:E11. doi: 10.5888/pcd19.210303. PMID: 35271436
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Gray KE, Rao M, Gunnink E, Eschenroeder L, Geyer JR, Nelson KM, Reddy A. Home Telehealth in the Veterans Health Administration: Trends and Correlates of Length of Enrollment from 2010 to 2017. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar 1:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07452-1. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC8886698. PMID: 35230624
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Benson LS, Magnusson SL, Gray KE, Quinley K, Kessler L, Callegari LS. Early pregnancy loss in the emergency department, 2006-2016. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Nov 5;2(6):e12549. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12549. PMCID: PMC8571073. PMID: 34766105

Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Taylor L, Krieger J, Nelson KM. Improvements in physical activity and some dietary behaviors in a community health worker-led diabetes self-management intervention for adults with low incomes: results from a randomized controlled trial. Transl Behav Med. 2021 Aug 23:ibab113. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibab113. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34424331.



Bossick AS, Katon JG, Gray KE, Ma EW, Callegari LS. Concomitant Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy at Hysterectomy: Differences by Race and Menopausal Status in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 2007-2014. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Oct 23. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8503. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33095114.

Hoerster KD, Gray K, Raffa SD. Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyles. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Oct 1;180(10):1403-1404. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2765. PMID: 32833002.

Katon JG, Callegari LS, Bossick AS, Fortney J, Gerber MR, Lehavot K, Lynch KE, Ma E, Smith R, Tartaglione E, Gray KE. Association of Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Receipt of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids: Findings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Sep-Oct;30(5):359-365. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.06.005. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32712008.

Campbell SB, Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Fortney JC, Simpson TL. Differences in functional and structural social support among female and male veterans and civilians. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2020 Apr 6;. Doi: 10.1007/s00127-020-01862-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32249329.

Gray KE, Ma EW, Callegari LS, Magnusson SL, Tartaglione EV, Christy AY, Katon JG. Understanding Variation in Availability and Provision of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: A Qualitative Study of Department of Veterans Affairs Gynecologists. Womens Health Issues. 2020 May-Jun;30(3):200-206. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.02.003. Epub 2020 Apr 3. PMID: 32253057.



Katon JG, Bossick AS, Doll KM, Fortney J, Gray KE, Hebert P, Lynch KE, Ma EW, Washington DL, Zephyrin L, Callegari LS. Contributors to Racial Disparities in Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Med Care. 2019 Dec;57(12):930-936. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001200. PMID: 31730567.

Goldstein KM, Bastian LA, Duan-Porter W, Gray KE, Hoggatt KJ, Kelly MM, Wilson SM, Humphreys K, Klap R, Yano EM, Huang GD. Accelerating the Growth of Evidence-Based Care for Women and Men Veterans. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Jun 25;29 Suppl 1:S2-S5. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2019.05.004. PMID: 31253238.

Katon JG, Zephyrin L, Meoli A, Hulugalle A, Bosch J, Callegari L, Galvan IV, Gray KE, Haeger KO, Hoffmire C, Levis S, Ma EW, Mccabe JE, Nillni YI, Pineles SL, Reddy SM, Savitz DA, Shaw JG, Patton EW. Reproductive Health of Women Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Literature from 2008 to 2017. Semin Reprod Med. 2018 Nov;36(6):315-322. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1678750. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PMC6613775 PMID: 31003246.

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Grants & Funding


Telehealth-delivered peer support to improve quality of life among Veterans with multimorbidity

NIH Reporter for complete information

Evaluating and Enhancing Women's Health Care Quality through the Cerner Transition

VA Health Services Research & Development for complete information

Enhancing social support for diabetes self-management among men and women Veterans

NIH Reporter for complete information