Gail G. McCray, M.A., M.C.H.E.S.

Gail G. McCray, M.A., M.C.H.E.S.  


Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Community Health Educator

Location: Buggy Works Bldg 100-A Suite 200
Phone: 404-752-1645


University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Degree: Master of Arts in Health Promotion and Behaviour

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Degree: BA in General Science and African and African American Studies

Research Interests

  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Community Health Workers
  • Hypertension control
  • Health Literacy
  • Bioethics and Communities of Color
  • Social Determinants of Health,
  • Patient-centered care
  • Community-based Research/Action


  • Williams, A. W., Ervin, C. E., McCray, G. G. (2020). Bridge Builders to Health Equity: The High School Community Health Worker Program. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. Volume 8, Number 1
  • McCray, G. G., Ervin, C. E., Haynes, B. L., Proeller, A. S., Livingston, A. W. (2020) Making the Case for Community Health Workers in Georgia. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. Volume 8, Number 1.
  • Allen, C.G., McKinney, L., Bethea, B., Escoffery, C., McCray, G., McBride, C. & Akintobi, T. (2020). Abstract B090: Exploring the roles of CHWs in improving uptake of family health history assessment among patients and providers: Implications for cancer risk reduction and prevention among minority populations. (2020). American Association for Cancer Research. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7755.DISP18-B090 Published June 2020
  • Daniels, E.C., Powe, B.D., Metoyer, T., McCray, G., Baltrus, P. & Rust, G.S. (2012). Increasing knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors among African Americans by use of community health workers: the ABCD community intervention pilot project. Journal of the National Medical Association.
  • Smith, S. Johnson, L. , Wesley, D, Turner, K.B., McCray, G.G., Sheats, J.,& Blumenthal, D.S. (2012). Translation to Practice of an Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African Americans. (Clinical and Translational Science). E pub 2012 Aug 7.