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Natallia Gray

Title: Assistant Dean / Associate Teaching Professor / Director of Graduate Education for Healthcare Analytics and Operations / Director, B.S. Healthcare Management Program
Department: Management and Entrepreneurship / Administration
Office: 3282 Gerdin

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Academic History

  • Ph.D., Economics: Health and Healthcare, University of South Florida, 2014
  • MS, Economics, University of South Florida, 2011
  • BS, Economics, University of Southern Maine, 2008


  • Healthcare Economics
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Quality Management

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC)
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare Industry (CLSSBB)
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

Selected Publications

  • Gray, N. & Petrova, O. (2023) "Teaching root cause analysis in healthcare management courses with Grey’s Anatomy", Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 22 (4):224-236. Link to Paper
  • Herrmann, A.T., Gray, N., Petrova, O. (2022) "Staff Perceptions of Interdisciplinary Team Training and its Effectiveness in Reducing Medical Errors", International Journal of Healthcare Management, Link to Paper
  • Gray, N., Thomas, C. D., Wilson, A. B., Youngblood Ortiz, A., & Caldwell, J. L. (2022) "Program Management Issues: Pursuing AUPHA Program Certification in an AACSB-Accredited Business College", Journal of Health Administration Education, 39 (1):143-155. Link to Paper
  • Petrova, O., Gray, N. (2021) "The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Early Adopting US States", Economic Analysis and Policy, 69 (1):68-82. Link to Paper
  • Hildebrand-Clubbs B., Gray, N., Madlock, P (2021) "Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Technology Acceptance Model to Analyze Employee Adoption of a Wearable Fitness Tracker Program with a Financial Incentive", Journal of Communication in Healthcare, :149-162. Link to Paper
  • Clubbs, B. H., Barnette, A. R., Gray, N., Weiner, L., Bond, A., Harden, J., & Pineda, R. (2019) "A Community Hospital NICU Developmental Care Partner Program: Feasibility and Association with Decreased Nurse Burnout Without Increased Infection Rates", Advances in Neonatal Care, 19 (4):311-320. Link to Paper
  • Gray, N., Picone G. (2018) "Evidence of Social Interactions in Mammography in the United States", Atlantic Economic Journal, 46 (4):441-457. Link to Paper
  • Gray, N., Picone, G. (2016) "The Effect of the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations on Mammography Rates", Health Services Research, 51 (4):1533-1545. Link to Paper
  • Gray, N., Picone, G., Sloan, F., & Yashkin, A. (2015) "Relation between BMI and Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications among US Older Adults", Southern Medical Journal, 108 (1):29-36. Link to Paper