Dr. James GrayDirector, Patient Safety and Quality Research
Dr. Gray is a board-certified Neonatologist and Pediatric Intensivist. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School where he is a faculty member of the Division of Newborn Medicine as well as Director of Patient Safety and Quality Research at the Division of Clinical Informatics. In addition to his clinical training, he received a Master's degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gray's previous research includes development of methods for performing cross-institutional assessments of NICU outcomes. Working with Dr Safran and colleagues, he helped to design, implement and test Baby Carelink, a multifaceted telemedicine application designed to support the care of very low birth weight infants.
Currently, his research is focused on advancing the integration of evolving information technologies into the practice and evaluation of newborn care. He has been a faculty member of the AHRQ-funded Center for Patient Safety in NICU Care and since 2000 has been on the faculty of the Vermont Oxford's Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative. His current work includes the development of new approaches for evaluating the impact of neonatal intensive care technologies. Here he has developed strategies for the use of industrial modeling techniques to examine regional systems of perinatal care, and has applied these to study diffusion strategies for new medical device technologies in the neonatal intensive care unit.