Margaret Grey, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAAN

Annie Goodrich Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 21405

phone: 203-737-1792
fax: 203-785-6455



Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, was the ninth Dean of the Yale School of Nursing and is the School’s Annie W. Goodrich Professor of Nursing. She also holds an appointment as Professor of Pediatrics and serves as a Deputy Director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. She also directs the School’s NIH-funded pre- and postdoctoral training program in self-management of chronic conditions. Previously she held progressive academic and administrative appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Yale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, an MSN in pediatric nursing from Yale University, and a Doctorate in Public Health and social psychology from Columbia University.

Dr. Grey is the author of over 370 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts and has received numerous regional, national, and international honors for her research. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2005 and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2014. She is the recipient of the Richard R. Rubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Behavioral Medicine from the American Diabetes Association, the Pathfinder Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, among many others. She was elected to the American Academy of Nursing in 1990.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

A pediatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Grey’s research has focused on improving self-management in youth with diabetes and the study of psycho-educational interventions that improve both metabolic control of diabetes and quality of life in young people and their parents. Preventing type 2 diabetes in high-risk youth and lifestyle management of youth with type 2 diabetes are also an interest. She has been principal investigator for grants totaling over $40 million, including current projects on sleep in adolescents with diabetes and a research training program on self-management of people with chronic conditions.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Rechenberg, K., Whittemore, R., Holland, M., & Grey, M. (2017). General and diabetes-specific stress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 130, DOI. 10.1016/j.diabres.2917.05.003.

Grey, M. (2017). Lifestyle determinants of health: Isn’t it all about genetics and environment? Nursing Outlook. PMCID: 28601253.

Rechenberg, K., Grey, M., & Sadler, L. (2017). Stress and posttraumatic stress in mothers of children with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Family Nursing, 23, 201-225. PMID: 28795899.

Levitt Katz, L. E., Bacha, F., Gidding, S. S. Weinstock, R. S., El Ghormi, L., Nadeau, K. J., …for the TODAY Study Group. (2018). Lipid profiles, inflammatory markers, and insulin therapy in youth with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Pediatrics. Doi: 10.1016/jpeds.2017.12.052. PMID: 29398050.

Jang, M., Grey, M., Sadler, L., Jeon, S., Nam, S., Song, H-J, & Whittemore, R. (2018). Obesity risk behaviors and their associations with body mass index (BMI) in Korean-American children.

McCarthy, M. & Grey, M. (2018). Type 1 diabetes self-management from emerging adulthood through older adulthood. Diabetes Care. PMID: 29802144

Joiner, K. L., Holland, M. L., & Grey, M. (In press). Stressful life events in young adults with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. T1D Exchange Clinic Registry. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.


Grey, M., & Rechenberg, K. (2018). Sleep and glycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes, 67, A212.

Rechenberg, K., Sadler, L. S., & Grey, M. (2018). Anxiety in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes, 67, A212.

Joiner, K. L., Ash, G. I., Savoye, M., Baker, J. S., Weinzimer, S. A., Sadler, L. S., & Grey, M. (2018). Acceptability of a physical activity and self-management support program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their parents. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52 (Suppl 1), S280.

Ash, G. I., Joiner, K. L., Savoye, M., Baker, J. S., Gerosa, J., Kleck, E., Patel, N. S., Stults-Kolehmainen, M., Weinzimer, S. A., & Grey, M. (2018). Bright 1 Bodies: Extending the Bright Bodies Weight Management Program to sedentary adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52 (Suppl 1): S281.

Ash, G. I., Baker, J. S., & Grey, M. (2017). Impact on metabolic syndrome of school-based Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) prevention programs in at-risk youth. Diabetes, 66 (Suppl. 1), A215.

Joiner, K. L., Rechenberg, K., Jeon, S., & Grey, M. (2017). Sleep quality and glycemic control in adolescents with T1D. Diabetes, 66 (Suppl. 1), A222.

Grey, M. (2017, January). Implications of the New Era Report for PhD education. (Invited plenary). American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Conference, San Diego, CA.