Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Tamryn F. Gray, RN, MSN, CNL, BMTCN

Johns Hopkins University
PhD Student

Tamryn Fowler Gray is currently pursuing her PhD at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include patient and family treatment decision-making across the disease trajectory, particularly in cancer care. Understanding that clinical trials are becoming a defining aspect of cancer treatment, Tamryn’s research aims to understand the decisional, sociocultural, ethical, and patient-family factors influencing clinical trial participation. Tamryn earned her BSN and MSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, she was a clinical nurse III at Duke Children’s Hospital on the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit and an Education Consultant for the Oncology Nursing Society. In addition to clinical practice, Tamryn taught on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She was also an inaugural member of the ONCC Test Development Committee for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse Exam. Her nursing expertise include pediatrics, blood and marrow transplant, and hematology/oncology. Tamryn believes that nurses have the privilege to be with patients during the changing complexities of life. She hopes her research in patient-family cancer treatment decision-making will profoundly impact patient experiences, decision-making, health outcomes, and health disparities. As a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, she is learning how to be a strong nurse researcher and leader through the immense amount of support and encouragement from faculty, staff, and fellow PhD students.