Ricardo J. Wray, Ph.D.
Professor; Behavioral Science and Health Education
College for Public Health and Social Justice
Behavioral Science and Health Education
Science, Theory and Public Health
- Ph.D., Communication, University of Pennsylvania
- M.S., Communication, Cornell University
- B.A. with Honors, International Development Studies, Brown University
Health communication; health literacy; health information.
Publications and Media Placements
- Knoblock-Hahn A, Wray RJ, LeRouge C. Perceptions of adolescents with overweight and
obesity for the development of user-centered design self-management tools within the
context of the Chronic Care Model: A qualitative study. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016 Jun;116(6):957-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.08.022.
- Adsul P, Wray RJ, Boyd D, Weaver N and Siddiqui. S. Perceptions of urologists about the conversational elements leading to treatment decision making among newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Education, 2016, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-016-1025-2. Epub ahead of print, April 3, 2016.
Honors and Awards
- Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award (2010)
- Health Literacy Missouri Trailblazer Award (2014)
Professional Organizations and Associations
- American Public Health Association
- International Communication Association
Community Work and Service
For more than a decade, Wray has worked with community organizations made up primarily of African-American cancer survivors to better understand and enhance community-based outreach and education to promote cancer prevention and address disparities. He is a member of The Empowerment Network Physician Partnership Group.