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Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Yelton, S., George, A., Tomlinson, M.S., Bommarito, P.A., Fry, R.C., & Gray, K.M. (2023). Communicating results of drinking water tests from private wells: Designing report-back materials to facilitate understanding. Journal of Environmental Health.
  • Khan, S., Hossain, F., Pavelsky, T., Parkins, G.M., Lane, M.R., Gomez, A.M., . . . Compin, A. (2023). Understanding volume estimation uncertainty of lakes and wetlands using satellites and citizen science. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 16, 2386-2401. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2023.3250354
  • Mulhern, R., Grubbs, B., Gray, K., & MacDonald Gibson, J. (2022). User experience of point-of-use water treatment for private wells in North Carolina: Implications for outreach and well stewardship. Science of The Total Environment, 150448.
  • Eaves, L.A., Keil, A.P., Rager, J.E., George, A., & Fry, R.C. (2021). Analysis of the novel NCWELL database highlights two decades of co-occurrence of toxic metals in North Carolina private well water: Public health and environmental justice implications. Science of the Total Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151479
  • Thomas, J., & George, A. (2021). The efficacy of private well testing in North Carolina for predicting childhood blood lead levels. Int Public Health J. 13(4), 431. Retrieved from:
  • Gray, K.M., Triana, V., Lindsey, M., Richmond, B., Hoover, A.G., & Wiesen, C. (2021). Knowledge and Beliefs Associated with Environmental Health Literacy: A Case Study Focused on Toxic Metals Contamination of Well Water. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(17):9298. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18179298
  • Little, S., Pavelsky, T. M., Hossain, F., Ghafoor, S., Parkins, G.M., Yelton, S.K., Rodgers, M., Yang, X., Crétaux, J-F., Hein, C., Ullah, M. A., Lina, D. H., Thiede, H., Kelly, D., Wilson, D., Topp, S. N. (2021). Monitoring Variations in Lake Water Storage with Satellite Imagery and Citizen Science. Water. 13(7), 949. doi: 10.3390/w13070949
  • Refvem, E. & Haine, D.B. (2021). GENERATE: The Game of Energy Choices Promoting Energy Literacy while Cultivating Systems Thinking. The Science Teacher. Retrieved from:
  • Gray, K.M., LePrevost, C.E., & Cope, W.E. (2020). Anglers’ Views on Using Signs to Communicate Fish Consumption Advisories. Fisheries.
  • Ahmad, S.K., Hossain, F., Pavlesky, T., Parkins, G., Yelton, S., Rodgers, M., Little, S., Haldar, D., Ghafoor, S., Khan, R., Shawn, N., Haque, A., Biswas, R., (2020). Understanding Volumetric Water Storage in Monsoonal Wetlands of Northeastern Bangladesh. Water Resources Research, 56.
  • Lebow-Skelley, E., Yelton, S., Janssen, B., Erdei, E., Pearson, M.A. (2020). Identifying Issues and Priorities in Reporting Back Environmental Health Data. Internation Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 6742.
  • Tomlinson, M.S., Bommarito, P., George, A., Yelton, S., Cable, P., Coyte, R., Karr, J., Vengosh, A., Gray, K.M., & Fry, R.C. (2019). Assessment of inorganic contamination of private wells and demonstration of effective filter-based reduction: A pilot-study in Stokes County, North Carolina. Environmental Research, 177.
  • Gray, K.M. (2018). From content knowledge to community change: A review of representations of environmental health literacy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), 466.
  • Gray, K.M., Ragan, NS, & Blanchard, MR. (2018). Modeling instruction and its influence on autonomy, competence, relatedness and pedagogical content knowledge. Electronic Proceedings of the European Science Education Research Association 2017 Conference.
  • Haine, D.B. (2018). The Exposome: Making Chemical Exposures Relevant to Biology Instruction. The American Biology Teacher, 80 (8), 600-607.
  • Korfmacher, K.S., Pettibone, K.G., Gray, K.M., & Newman, O.D. (2016). Collaborating for systems change: A social science framework for academic roles in community partnerships. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 26(3), 429-457.
  • Allicock, M., Graves, N., Gray, K., & Troester, M.A. (2013). African American women’s perspectives on breast cancer: implications for communicating risk of basal-like breast cancer. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 24(2):753-67. PMID: 23728042

Other Publications

  • Savasta-Kennedy, M., George, A., Anderson, T., Corey, L., Randive, C., Ruben, B., Washington, J., White, S., Cralle Jones, C., Lane, M.R., & Gray, K. (2022). Why test your well water? A brochure to inform private well users about testing drinking water before real estate transfers. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Superfund Research Program.
  • Pavelsky, T.M., Ghafoor, S., Hossain, F., Parkins, G.M., Yelton, S.K., Little, S.B., Topp, S.N., Rodgers, M., & Yang, X. (2019). Monitoring the world’s lakes: Progress from citizen science and remote sensing. Environmental Management Magazine.
  • Gray, M., & Lindsey, M. (2019). Measuring environmental health literacy. In L. O’Fallon & S. Finn (Eds.), Environmental health literacy. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Engel, L.S., Graves, N., & Gray, K.M. (2017). Enhancing community capacity: Understanding and Mapping Community Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Matthew. Retrieved from