James G. Gurney, PhD

Dean, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Environmental Health

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Jim Gurney

About James G. Gurney

James G. Gurney, PhD, holds the Hardin Endowed Professorship in Public Health at the University of Memphis where he is the Dean of the School of Public Health. Dr. Gurney is a clinical epidemiologist with experience conducting multidisciplinary research on health outcomes among children with chronic conditions. In particular, his research has focused on long-term adverse medical and psychosocial effects of cancer treatment among childhood cancer survivors. He also has research experience in health outcomes related to sickle cell disease, complex congenital heart disease, autism, and pediatric and adolescent diabetes and insulin resistance related to obesity.


Ph.D., Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle
M.S., Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle
M.S.W., School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle
B.A., Liberal Studies, Antioch University, Seattle
A.A.S., Chemical Technology, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle

Research Interests

  • Pediatric chronic conditions: epidemiology and health outcomes
  • Cancer epidemiology and survivorship
  • Health outcomes among adults with child-onset chronic diseases


A list of Dr. Gurney's publications is available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Gurney+JG