Gerold Dermid-Gray, MBA

Director, Nevada Public Health Training Center
Dermid, Gerold

Summary

Gerold Dermid, MBA is the Director of the Nevada Public Health Training Center, housed within the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Dermid has worked in the field of public health for the past 17 years, focused on accreditation, quality improvement, workforce development, social marketing and community engagement. Mr. Dermid has provided leadership and strategic direction to communities throughout the world in communicable disease prevention, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS, chronic disease prevention, substance use services, health equity, social justice, and international development. He currently manages workforce and student training programs locally, nationally, and internationally, with a special focus on the development of trainings within traditionally underserved communities.

Professional Affiliations

  • Treasurer, Nevada Public Health Institute
  • President, Niyo Kids, Kigali, Rwanda
  • American Board of Directors Member, Samburu Girls Foundation, Maralal, Kenya
  • Board of Trustees Member, Duwell International, Shariatpur, Bangladesh
  • Board Member, Think Kindness, Reno, NV
  • Member, Northern Nevada HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention Planning Council
  • Delegate, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
  • Advisory Board Member, Ozmen Institute for Global Studies
  • Advisory Board Member, Latino Research Center
  • American Board of Directors Member, Future Kind, Asunción, Paraguay
  • Board Member, Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) Ally Action Group Grants and Projects

Grants and Projects

  • 2019 - 2021 NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Health in All Policies, Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) Contract
    Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity Partnership
  • 2018 - 2022 HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
    Regional Public Health Workforce Development Grant
    University of Arizona Partnership
  • 2018 - 2021 HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
    ANE - SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Grant)
    University of Arizona Partnership
  • 2018 - 2019 NEVADA DIVISION OF PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
    Antimicrobial Stewardship Training and Workforce Development
    Nevada Medical Intelligence Center Partnership
  • 2018 NEVADA DIVISION OF PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
    Community Health Worker - Workforce Development and Training
    Nevada Community Health Worker Association Partnership
  • 2017 - 2019 OREGON SOCIAL LEARNING NETWORK
    Teen Success - Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • 2014 - 2018 HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
    Regional Public Health Training Center Grant
    University of Arizona Partnership
  • 2007 -- 2008 CABLE POSITIVE Social Marketing - HIV Prevention in Youth
  • 2006 -- 2007 ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION Social Marketing - Voluntary Tobacco Free Workplace Policies in the Latino Community

Conference Presentations

2018

  • Workshop Presentation, National Association of City and County Health Officials Annual Conference. Dermid, G., Morning, K., and Larson, T. Relaunched Survey Tailors Workforce Development Opportunities. Oral Presentation. National Association of City and County Health Officials Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, July 2018.
  • Workshop Presentation, National Network of Public Health Institutes Annual Conference. Dermid, G., Morning, K., and Larson, T. Trials and Tribulations Turn Into Successful Engagement with a Diverse Rural Community. Oral Presentation. National Network of Public Health Institutes Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, May 2018.
  • Workshop Presentation, National Network of Public Health Institutes Public Health Workforce Forum. Morning, K., Dermid, G., and Larson, T. Utilizing Technology and Students to Expand Public Health Communication. Oral Presentation. National Network of Public Health Institutes Public Health Workforce Forum. New Orleans, LA, May 2018.
  • Workshop Presentation, IMPACT Conference. Dermid, G. Investing in Superheroes: Utilizing Social Media and Effective Marketing Techniques to Tell Your Story. Oral Presentation. IMPACT Annual Conference. Reno, NV, May 2018.

2016

  • Workshop Presentation, Nevada Population Health Conference.McIntosh, K.,Dermid, G., Wilson, J. Technology's Role in Improving Population Health Management. Oral Presentation.Nevada Population Health Conference. Las Vegas, NV, November 2016.
  • Workshop Presentation, American Public Health Association Conference. Dermid Gray, G., Cartwright, Q., Larson, T. Training the Public Health Workforce in an Evolving Learning Environment: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Best Practices. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO, November 2016.
  • Workshop Presentation, American Public Health Association Conference. Dermid Gray, G., Cartwright, Q., Larson, T. Utilizing Survey Responses to Identify Workforce Development Opportunities and Create Targeted Training Events. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO, November 2016.

2014

  • Workshop Presentation, Everything is Global Summit. Dermid Gray, G. Global Opportunities for Young Professionals. Oral Panel Presentation.Everything is Global Summit. Reno, NV, October 2014.
  • Workshop Presentation, Cultural Considerations in Healthcare Conference. Dermid Gray, G., Angermann, J. Navigating Cultural Relativism in Global Health. Oral Presentation,Cultural Considerations in Healthcare Conference. Reno, NV, February 2014.

2013

  • Workshop Presentation, Intertribal Council of Nevada Annual Conference.Dermid Gray, G. Brand You: Establishing a Voice in the Social Media Crowd.Reno, NV, Intertribal Council of Nevada Annual Conference, November 2013.
  • Poster Presentation, Nevada Cancer Conference.Gray, J., Devereux, P.,Dermid Gray, G. Reducing Colon Cancer in Nevada: A Community Mobilization Approach to Prevention. Poster Presentation. Nevada Cancer Conference. Reno, NV, October 2013.
  • Workshop Presentation, Nevada Service Learning Conference.Dermid Gray, G. Service Learning Through the Global Health Lens.Nevada Service Learning Conference. Reno, NV, April 2013.

2012

  • Workshop Presentation, United States Conference on AIDS. Buttar, A., Dermid Gray, G Paz, L. Moving Beyond Social Media: Non-traditional marketing approaches to HIV prevention. National Minority AIDS Council's United States Conference on AIDS. Las Vegas,NV, September 2012.
  • Poster Presentation, National Cancer Conference.Gray, J., Devereux, P.,Dermid Gray, G. Saving Lives With Choice: Improving Colon Cancer Screening Rates in Washoe County after Implementing Evidence-Based Methods. Poster Presentation. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Cancer Conference. Washington, DC, August 2012.
  • Workshop Presentation, Everything is Global Summit. Dermid Gray, G., Larson, T. Global Pandemics and Population Control. Oral Presentation. Everything is Global Summit. Reno, NV, April 2012.
  • Workshop Presentation, Everything is Global Summit. Burak, M.,Dermid Gray, G., Think Global, Act Global. Oral Presentation. Everything is Global Summit. Reno, NV, April 2012.

2011

  • Workshop Presentation, People First of Nevada Annual Conference.Collins, L., Dermid, G. Sexuality and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Oral Presentation. People First of Nevada Annual Conference. Reno, NV, March 2011.
  • Workshop Presentation, National Community Health Partners Capacity Building Conference.Collins, L., Dermid, G. Making Community Planning Work: Lessons Learned from the 2011 - 2016 Nevada Comprehensive State HIV Prevention Plan. Oral Presentation. National Community Health Partners Regional Capacity Building Conference. Las Vegas, NV, March 2011.

2010

  • Town Hall Presentation, Nevada Office of Minority Health, Southern Nevada Minority Town Hall Summit. Dermid, G., Paz, L. Mobilizing Minority Communities to Improve Community Health. Oral Presentation. Southern Nevada Minority Town Hall Summit. Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.
  • Town Hall Presentation, Nevada Office of Minority Health, Northern Nevada Minority Town Hall Summit. Dermid, G., Paz, L. Mobilizing Minority Communities to Improve Community Health. Oral Presentation. Northern Nevada Minority Town Hall Summit. Reno, NV, March 2010. Teaching

Teaching

  • CHS 461/661: The World's Health
  • CHS 476/676: AIDS - Psychosocial and Healthcare Concerns
  • CHS 494/495/695: Spotlight on Global Health Research and Practice
    • Rwanda: Health and Development from Genocide to Rebirth (2015 - Present)
    • South Africa: HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, and Social Justice (2014)
    • Turkey: Comparative Health Policy and Health Systems (2013)
    • Kenya: Cultural Traditions and Health (2012 - 2016)
  • CHS 798: Master of Public Health Internship

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, 2010. University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of the Arts, Sociology and Classical Studies, 2001. Loyola University, New Orleans