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Elizabeth Q. Gray

Education start-up initiatives, extending educational opportunities, education in developing countries, higher education administration, community-based program development, not-for-profit management

The World Within Reach
Elizabeth Q. Gray
Assistant Dean
 

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Address:
Draper Hall 340
Phone:
518-442-5351

 

Introduction

Elizabeth has been involved in a variety of start-up projects within education since graduating from the University at Albany with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Philosophy in 2014. In 2010 she founded the Wishi Project, an effort to establish a primary school and provide improved educational opportunities for the children of the indigenous and remote Wishi community in Ecuador. These efforts are designed to provide these children with a basic education and to help them preserve their indigenous language and culture.

Elizabeth has also served as Assistant Director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany, helping to found the organization and manage the growth of this University-wide research institute. The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights has a number of ongoing projects in the areas of family planning and reproductive health, maternal & child health, prison medicine, HIV/AIDS treatment and counseling, and advocacy, research & health policy. They strive to be interdisciplinary in both our analysis of global health issues and in our approach to addressing them.

Elizabeth has been recognized as a feature Alumna in the Thirty Under 30 issue of the UAlbany Magazine. The Albany Times-Union recognized her as an outstanding Capital Region Alum. In 2008 she received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award and a University at Albany Distinguished Scholar Leader Award.

CEHC Research Interests

Education start-up initiatives, extending educational opportunities, education in developing countries, higher education administration, community-based program development, not-for-profit management

Relevant Background

Director, Founder, Project Coordinator; Wishi Project, Ecuador
Assistant Director; Global Institute for Health and Human Rights

Relevant Publications

Lead Author

Gray, Elizabeth Q., Chris L. Hocker, Jordan B. Ponzo, Kathleen R. Coonrod, and John W. Delano (2007)
Theropod footprints at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA: Additional constraints on the trackmakers and the physical environment. Ichnos (accepted pending minor revisions).

Drafter and Editor

Alaei A; Alaei K. Drug users need more choices at addiction treatment facilities. British Medical Journal (BMJ). 22 March 2013; 346:f1520

Alaei A; Alaei K. Health Diplomacy, a case study: An AIDS Prevention and Treatment Initiative in the Middle East. Global Health and Diplomacy (GHD). Sept. 2012 p 40-43.