University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Laura W McCray, MD, MSCE
Laura W McCray, MD, MSCE

Laura W McCray, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Department of Family Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Laura.McCray@uvmhealth.org
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Medical Center, Family Medicine - South Burlington, 3 Timber Lane, South Burlington, Vermont 05403

Education

2013-2014   Fellow, National Institute of Program Director Development, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
2005-2008   Post Doctoral Fellow, Research and Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 
                        University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 
2005-2007   M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE), Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 
                        University of Pennsylvania   
2002-2005   Residency in Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA                    
1998-2002    M.D. (cum laude), Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 
1993-1997    B.S. in Biology and Psychology (cum laude), Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 

Academic Interests

Mindfulness in medicine
Mental illness in primary care
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Epidemiology
Physician burnout and well-being

Expertise

Mental Health in Primary Care
Sports Medicine
Women’s Health
Office Based Procedures

Academic Appointments

2014-present   Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
2013–present  Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Department of Family Medicine, UVM
2008–2014      Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
2008-2014       Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Department of Family
                           Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Awards and Honors

2014          UVM Department of Family Medicine Faculty Gold Star Award 
2010-2012  Frymoyer Scholar; Institutional Teaching Grant “Preventing Burnout: The Development of a Medical Student and Resident Physician Wellness Curriculum”                                                           
2011          AHEC Educational Loan Grant, University of Vermont 
2010          AHEC Educational Loan Grant, University of Vermont 
2009          Family Medicine Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont 
2009          Freeman Educational Loan Grant, University of Vermont 
2008          Family Medicine Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania   
2007          Family Medicine Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania   
2006          Family Medicine Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania 
2005          Paul C. Brucker, MD Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University  
2002          Cum Laude, Jefferson Medical College 
2001          Alpha Omega Alpha, Jefferson Medical College 
2001          Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College 
1997          Cum Laude, Middlebury College

Publications

2013 Bhar, S, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Zembroski D, McCray LW, Oslin D, Brown G, Beck A. Recruiting Older Men for Geriatric Suicide Research. International Psychogeriatrics. 2013 Vol. 25, no. 1 (Jan 2013), pp. 88-95
2011 Bhar, S, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Zembroski D, McCray LW, Oslin D,Brown G, Beck A.; Recruiting Older Men for Geriatric Suicide Research. International Psychogeriatrics. In press
2011  McCray LW, Wright JW, Breaking Free From Depression: Pathways to Wellness. New York: Guilford Press, 2011
2008 McCray LW, Cronholm PF, Bogner HR, Gallo JJ, Neill RA. Resident Physician Burnout: Is there hope?. Family Medicine. 2008;40(9):248-254.
2007 McCray LW, Bogner HR, Sammel MD, Gallo JJ. The role of patient personality  in the identification of depression in older primary care patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2007;22(11):1095-11007