ORAU promotes Freddy Gray to director of health communication and preparedness programs
Long-time employee has been with ORAU 26 years, has experience managing and supervising public health and healthcare system preparedness
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Freddy Gray, MPH, MCHES, and ORAU health preparedness and training group manager, has been promoted to director of health communication and preparedness for the company.
In his new role, Gray will oversee ORAU teams that provide expertise in health communication, marketing, preparedness, technical training and research skills to develop solutions that inform the public and equip health professionals to respond to the most pressing public health challenges.
“We are excited for Freddy to take on this new role because of his extensive knowledge and experience in both health communication and health preparedness,” said Donna Cragle, senior vice president and program director for health, energy, and environment.
Gray has served as manager of ORAU’s health preparedness and training group for the past 10 years, where he managed multiple projects including managing increased patient load during a health emergency, distributing and dispensing medical countermeasures, and conducting tabletop and operations-based exercises. His prior experience includes weapons of mass destruction training and preparedness, occupational health training for the Air Force, and epidemiology projects.
Gray holds a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in occupational health and industrial hygiene from the University of Tennessee.
ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 150 colleges and universities, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).