Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jeremy Bray

Department Head and Professor

Jefferson-Pilot Excellence Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

Bryan 462-D jwbray@uncg.edu (336) 256-1010 Download Curriculum Vitae

Background

Research Areas: Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, Microeconomics, Program Evaluation

Dr. Jeremy Bray is the Jefferson-Pilot Excellence Professor in Economics and Interim Head of the Department of Economics in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research focuses on the economics of health behaviors, with two primary areas of focus: the economics of risky health behaviors, such as alcohol or illicit drug use, and the economic evaluation of behavioral health interventions. In his work on the economics of risky health behaviors, he has led or contributed to multiple studies that explored both the economic causes and consequences of risky health behaviors. His results confirm that economic considerations such as prices and taxes influence health behaviors, thereby supporting a broad range of policy efforts to reduce the prevalence of risky health behaviors. In his work on the economic evaluation of behavioral health interventions, he has conducted economic evaluations of many behavioral interventions; including workplace substance abuse prevention programs, alcohol screening and brief interventions for at-risk drinking, and behavioral interventions combined with pharmacotherapy for the treatment of alcohol dependence. Dr. Bray has served as PI or co-investigator on numerous economic evaluations funded by federal agencies such as NIH, CDC, and SAMHSA. His publications in this area have been referenced hundreds of times by other researchers and have had a profound impact on public health by supporting the resource allocation decisions of federal, state, and local policymakers, as well as employers, both nationally and internationally.

 

Research and Awards

Disconnected Geography: A Spatial Analysis of Disconnected Youth in America
Coauthor(s)

Bray, J. W., Mobley, L. R., Depro, B., and McMahon, D.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Labor Research

Can a Flexibility/Support Initiative Reduce Turnover? Results from the Work, Family and Health Sutdy
Coauthor(s)

Moen, P., Kelly, E.L., Oakes, J.M., Lee, S., Bray, J.W., Almeida, D.M., Hammer, L., Hurtado, D, and Buxton, O.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Social Problems

The Relative Impact of Brief Treatment vs. Brief Internvention in Primary Health Care Screening Programs for Substance Use Disorders
Coauthor(s)

Aldridge, A.P., Dowd, W., and Bray, J.W.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Addiction

Cost of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in Health Care Settings.
Coauthor(s)

Barbosa, C., Cowell, A.J., Landwehr, J., Dowd, W., and Bray, J.W.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Sustaining SBIRT in the wild: Simulating revenues and costs for substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment programs
Coauthor(s)

Cowell, A.J., Dowd, W.N, Mills, M.J., Hinde, J.M., and Bray, J.W.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Addition

Alcohol use and the wage returns to education and work experience
Coauthor(s)

Bray, J. W., Hinde, J. M., & Aldridge, A. P.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Health Economics

Psychosocial workplace factors and healthcare utilization: a study of two employers
Coauthor(s)

Williams, Jessica A.; Buxton, Orfeu; Hinde, Jesse; Berkman, Lisa

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

International journal of health policy and management

Prioritization of outcomes in efficacy and effectiveness alcohol brief intervention trials: International multi-stakeholder e-Delphi consensus study to inform a core outcome set.
Coauthor(s)

Shorter, G.; Heather, N.; Berman, A.; Giles, E.; O'Donnell, A.; Barbosa, C.; Clarke, M.; Holloway, A.; Newbury-Birch, D.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Investigating the negative relationship between wages and obesity: New evidence from the work, family, and health network
Coauthor(s)

Trombley, Matthew J.; Hinde, Jesse M.; Buxton, Orfeu M.; Johnson, Ryan C.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Nordic Journal of Health Economics

Health behavior among men with multiple family roles: The moderating effects of perceived partner relationship quality
Coauthor(s)

DePasquale, Nicole; Polenick, Courtney A.; Hinde, Jesse; Zarit, Steven H.; Moen, Phyllis; Hammer, Leslie B.; Almeida, David M.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

American journal of men's health

Effects of a Flexibility/Support Intervention on Work Performance: Evidence From the Work, Family, and Health Network
Coauthor(s)

Hinde, Jesse M.; Kaiser, David J.; Mills, Michael J.; Karuntzos, Georgia T.; Genadek, Katie R.; Kelly, Erin L.; Kossek, Ellen E.; Hurtado, David A.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

American Journal of Health Promotion

An Exploratory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Connected Health Intervention to Improve Care for People with Dementia: A Simulation Analysis
Coauthor(s)

Dowd, William N.; Cowell, Alexander J.; Regan, Daniel; Moran, Katelin; Slevin, Patrick; Doyle, Gerardine;

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology

Alcohol use and the wage returns to education and work experience
Coauthor(s)

Hinde, Jesse M.; Aldridge, Arnie P.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

Health Economics

A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations of Workplace Wellness Programs
Coauthor(s)

Unsal, Nilay; Weaver, GracieLee M.; Bibeau, Daniel L.;

Publication Date

March 25, 2019

Journal/Publisher

Health Services Research

RTI Highly Cited Author
Years Awarded

2006 and 2011

Issuing Body

RTI

RTI Highly Published Author
Years Awarded

2006, 2009, and 2011

Issuing Body

RTI

RTI Outstanding Paper
Years Awarded

2006

Issuing Body

RTI

RTI Early Career Author
Years Awarded

2004

Issuing Body

RTI

Professional Development Award
Years Awarded

1999

Issuing Body

RTI

Formby Award for Outstanding Research
Years Awarded

1993

Issuing Body

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Academic Excellence Award
Years Awarded

1992

Issuing Body

Bryan School of Business and Economics, UNCG

Bryan Fellow
Years Awarded

1992

Issuing Body

Bryan School of Business and Economics, UNCG

Reynolds Scholar
Issuing Body

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Transforming Workplace Wellness: A Strategic Partnership and National Research Agenda”
Grant Name

“Transforming Workplace Wellness: A Strategic Partnership and National Research Agenda”

Grant Amount

$25,000

Issuing Body

UNCG Giant Steps Award

Year(s)

2018

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) National Evaluation 3
Grant Name

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) National Evaluation 3

Grant Amount

$250,000

Issuing Body

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration via a subcontract with RTI International

Year(s)

9/8/14-9/29/19

Using Practical Rigor to Evaluate U.S. Military Support Programs
Grant Name

Using Practical Rigor to Evaluate U.S. Military Support Programs

Grant Amount

$75,000

Issuing Body

USDA via a subcontract to the Purdue University Military Family Research Institute

Year(s)

12/18/14-9/30/16