Professor; Behavioral Science and Health Education
For more than 25 years Dr. Wray has contributed to the design, implementation and evaluation of communication programs both internationally and in the United States, promoting reproductive health, prevention of violence, cancer, and infectious disease, and emergency preparedness. Dr. Wray’s research seeks to understand how communication processes intersect with institutional, social and community-level phenomena affecting population health in minority and disadvantaged communities.
His work applies principles of community-based participatory programs and research, in collaboration with community organizations in the design and conduct of applied public health research. He is a long-time collaborator of The Empowerment Network, a survivor-founder and led organization providing prostate cancer service and support to African American men in St. Louis. He is currently collaborating with the City of St. Louis Health Department and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health on their Covid prevention outreach efforts to the African American community in North St. Louis.