Clinical Assistant Professor

(901) 678-2003
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Professional Overview

Dr. Marissa Gray joins the Loewenberg College of Nursing in 2023 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Mental Health Nursing. She is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has extensive experience in pediatric, adult, and recovery mental health specializing in resilience, holistic wellness, and trauma-responsive psychiatric care with a focus on empowering self-efficacy, emotional regulation, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Her interests lie at the intersection of advocacy, education, community networking, and program development. Her intention is to empower healthcare providers and leaders in interdisciplinary teamwork that promotes mental health, wellness, and resilience.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2022)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, University of Memphis (2009)

  • Community/​population health
  • Complimentary/intergrative health
  • Families
  • Global health
  • Health literacy
  • Health policy
  • Holictic care
  • Immigrants
  • Interprofessionalism
  • LGBTQ populations and health
  • maternal global health
  • Mental health
  • Nursing Education
  • Palliative care
  • Pediatrics
  • Simulation 
  • Substance use
  • Transcultural care
  • Underserved populations
  • Vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • Women's health

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Tennessee Nurses Association

  • Healthy Kids and Teens Mindfulness Trainer (2023)

  • Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive: Integration into Clinical Practice. The path of implementing trauma-informed care utilizes the current evidence-based research surrounding trauma and informs as responsive clinical practice, APNA poster presentation (2021)

  • LeBonheur Parenting Blog: "Parenting during a pandemic, Walking with our kids through hard times" (2020)

  • Crosswalk Approach to Childhood Trauma in Shelby County for interprofessional collaboration designed for medical-legal partnership, UM Law School partners Dr. Altha Stewart and Professor Campbell (2017)

  • "Current Practice of Melatonin Prescription and Recommendation by Pediatric Providers", Co-Investigator (2021)