Christine (Chris) Gray is an assistant research professor in the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) in the Duke Global Health Institute. Chris is an epidemiologist and has been working with CHPIR since 2014, when she began analytic work on the longitudinal Positive Outcomes for Orphans cohort study as a doctoral student.
Broadly, her research examines the role of social-environmental structures that drive disparities in mental health and well-being in vulnerable populations. Chris is PI of a K01 focused on sustaining and generalizing mental health interventions that have been scaled up in low-resource settings. She collaborates on the SMILE cohort to understand mental health among sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) and is co-leading a pilot study to understand network-based sampling strategies for recruiting SGMs. Chris also co-leads a collaborative of faculty at institutions across the triangle, Social Epidemiology for Place and Health Equity (SEPHE), to establish a hub for area researchers focused on equity in the context of place and health.