Dr. Jane Gray
CLINICAL ADVISOR & PSYCHOLOGIST, DELL CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER
Dr. Jane Gray is a psychologist serving as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity at Dell Children’s Medical Center and the Director of Psychology Training at the Texas Child Study Center, a collaboration of Dell Children’s Medical Center and the University of Texas. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Educational Psychology department at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gray received her doctorate in school psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her doctoral psychology internship at the Children’s Hospital Boston and postdoctoral fellowship at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School, where she studied the dissemination of evidence based practice for children’s mental health and specialized in training mental health professionals in best practices.
Dr. Gray specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy with youth presenting with anxiety, depression, and pediatric obesity, and behavioral approaches to children with disruptive behavior. As a training director, she also teaches future clinicians learning a cognitive behavioral approach to treating children and adolescents. Dr. Gray’s research interests have focused on the effectiveness for evidence-based interventions in clinical settings, and more recently on programs for overweight youth to improve self-esteem, nutrition, and physical activity. Dr. Gray is an active member of the Obesity Special Interest Group of the Society for Pediatric Psychology, and along with other TCPTCO providers is active in the Children’s Hospital Association’s Focus on a Fitter Future group, a national focus group of 25 pediatric obesity programs. She serves on the American Psychological Association’s obesity guidelines development panel to create clinical practice guidelines for health professionals. Dr. Gray has developed and implemented novel behavioral approaches for youth and their families as they work together to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle, including an adolescent group program called Teens Empowered for Exercise and Nutrition (TEEN) program.