The College of Public Health and Health Professions announced the PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2021, including Rehabilitation Science Program alumni Lauren Tabor Gray, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Trevor Lentz, PT, PhD, MPH. Dr. Tabor Gray, Dr. Lentz and other PHHP graduates will be recognized at a virtual celebration for Outstanding Alumni award winners on September 24.
Lauren Tabor Gray is an ALS Clinical Scientist, SLP Clinician, and Swallowologist. She is the Co-Director of the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute ALS Center in Fort Lauderdale. The mission of her current research is to develop efficacious treatment regimens to improve cough function and airway protection in individuals with ALS, in an effort to maintain oral intake and improve quality of life. She works collaboratively with Holy Cross Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in the management of individuals with ALS, developing novel treatments and precision-based, individualized medical care.
Trevor Lentz is a three-time UF College of Public Health and Health Professions graduate with a Master of Physical Therapy (2006), Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management (2016) and PhD in Rehabilitation Science (2017). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine, and a faculty member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. His work focuses on health care system redesign to improve outcomes and reduce opioid use for patients following orthopedic injury and surgery.