Margaret Grey, DrPH, 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. Previously she held progressive academic and administrative appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She holds a bachelor’s degree 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 390 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

A pediatric nurse practitioner and behavioral scientist, Dr. Grey’s research has focused on improving self-management in youth with diabetes and the study of psychoeducational 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 interests. She has been principal investigator for grants totaling over $45 million, including current projects on sleep in adolescents with diabetes and a research training program on self- and family management of people with complex chronic conditions.

Selected Publications

McCarthy, M. M., Whittemore, R., Gholson, G., & Grey, M. (2017). Self-management of physical activity in adults with type 1 diabetes. Applied Nursing Research, 35, 18-23PMCID: PMC5856173.

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. PMID: 28551480

Grey, M. (2017). Lifestyle determinants of health: Isn’t it all about genetics and environment? Nursing Outlook, 65, 501-505.doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.04.011. PMID: 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.

Rechenberg, K., Whittemore, R., & Grey, M. (2017). Anxiety in youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 32, 64-71. Doi:10.1016/jpedn.2016.08.007. PMID: 27663096.

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. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, 3408-3417. PMID: 28771983

McCarthy, M. & Grey, M. (2018). Type 1 diabetes self-management from emerging adulthood through older adulthood. Diabetes Care., 41, 1608-1614. 29802144

Joiner, K. L., Holland, M. L., & Grey, M. (2018). Stressful life events in young adults with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. T1D Exchange Clinic Registry. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 50, 676-686doi:10.1111/jnu.12428. PMID: 30246919.

Rechenberg, K., Grey, M., & Sadler, L. S. (2018). “Anxiety and type 1 diabetes are like cousins”: Anxiety experience of anxiety symptoms in youth with type 1 diabetes. Research in Nursing and Health, 41, 544-554doi: 10.1002/nur.21913. PMID: 30375003.

Griggs, S., Redeker, N. S., & Grey, M. (2019). Sleep characteristics in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. PMID: 30790611.

Ash, G. A., Joiner, K. L., Savoye, M., Baker, J. S., Gerosa, J., Patel, N., … & Grey, M. (2019). Feasibility and safety of a group physical activity program for youth with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 20, 450-450..DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12841. PMID: 30834621.

McCarthy, M. M., Whittemore, R., Gholson, G., & Grey, M. (in press). Diabetes distress, depressive symptoms, and cardiovascular health in adults with type 1 diabetes. Nursing Research.

Rechenberg, K., Szalacha, L., Salloum, A., & Grey, M. (in press). State and trait anxiety and diabetes outcomes in youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Educator.

Selected Books/Chapters

Doyle, E. B., & Grey, M. (2010). Diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2). In P. L. Jackson Allen & J. Vessey (Eds.),Primary care of the child with a chronic condition(5thedition) (pp. 427-446). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Grey, M., & Rechenberg, K. (2017). Self-management of illness in adolescents (pp. 111-126).  In P. A. Grady & A. S. Hinshaw, (Eds.). Using Nursing Research to Shape Health Policy. New York: Springer.