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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Tamryn F. Gray, PhD, RN, MPH
Program Faculty


Tamryn Gray is a health services researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She employs mixed methods, big data, and implementation science to investigate the complex medical, decisional, psychosocial, and socio-epidemiological factors influencing care delivery and health outcomes for patients with serious illness and their caregivers. She is particularly interested in developing solutions that spur health system and policy changes to leverage patient-family centered care, palliative care, and care transitions as innovation points to improve health outcomes, health equity, quality, and costs. Dr. Gray is a 2020 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar and conducting a study related to older adults and their family caregivers. Additionally, she holds a clinical-administrative role in the DFCI Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies. Dr. Gray earned her BSN and MSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MPH in Epidemiology from Harvard, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar.

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