Jane Simpson Gray, PhD

Director of Psychology Training, Texas Child Study Center, Austin; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas (UT) at Austin; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dell Medical School, Austin, Texas

Gray is a pediatric psychologist who received her doctorate in school psychology from UT Austin and completed her doctoral psychology internship at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Judge Baker Children’s Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. As a practicing psychologist in Austin, Texas, Gray specializes in depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior, and obesity, and she uses a cognitive behavioral and family systems approach to treat a variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and health problems in children and families. She 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). She has been active in the Society of Pediatric Psychology’s Obesity Special Interest Group and the Children’s Hospital Association’s Focus on a Fitter Future. In addition, she serves on the American Psychological Association’s Guideline Development Panel for Obesity. In the field of psychology, Gray has served for 13 years as a clinical supervisor and nine years as a training director, and she also has experience training individuals from many other professional backgrounds, including psychiatry, social work, and medicine. She has been awarded several training grants. Most recently, she received the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Graduate Psychology Education Award, which aims to prepare psychologists to work in underserved pediatric primary care settings. She is a co-principal investigator and the training and clinical lead for psychology on the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant that HRSA awarded to Dell Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. In addition, she is a collaborator in the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program, UT Austin’s cross-campus collaborative to train psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing students to provide evidence-based, culturally competent integrated care to underserved populations.