Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jeremy Bray

Department Head and Professor

Department of Economics

Bryan 462-D jwbray@uncg.edu (336) 334-5463 Download Curriculum Vitae

Background

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

Jeremy Bray is Professor and 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 two primary areas of interest: the economics of substance abuse and the economic evaluation of behavioral health interventions. In his work on the economics of substance abuse, Dr. Bray has examined the labor market effects of substance use, abuse, and dependence and has studied the role of prices and taxes in consumers’ choices regarding alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. In his research on the cost-effectiveness of behavioral health interventions, Dr. Bray has estimated the costs and effectiveness of employee assistance program (EAP) services, screening and brief intervention (SBI) programs, behavioral and pharmacological therapies for alcohol dependence, and workplace prevention, early intervention, and wellness programs.

Dr. Bray was the project director of the national, cross-site evaluation of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s (CSAT) Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant program. He was Principal Investigator of the Data and Methodological Coordinating Center for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Work, Family, and Health Network. Dr. Bray is the Economics Field Editor for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and is an assistant editor for Addiction. He has published his research findings in peer-reviewed journals across a range of disciplines (citations = 2936, h-index = 25), including Addiction, Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medical Care, and Public Health Reports, among others.

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

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

Journal/Publisher

Social Problems

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

Forthcoming

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

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