Anh Gray

News Reporter

Anh joined the KUNR news team in spring 2014. She has graduate degrees in public health from Boston University and international education from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2015, Anh received an award from the Associated Press Television Radio Association for producing a spot news story called “Anti-Campus Carry Protestors Rally At UNR.” Her reporting for KUNR has included in-depth coverage on youth homelessness, overcrowding in the Washoe County School District and the opioid addiction epidemic.

In 2016, Anh was selected to participate in the International Center For Journalists-United Nations Foundation Fellowship in New York City. She is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. 

Her home life is filled with the mayhem and laughter of three children, who also happen to be public radio fans. When not working on her next radio story, Anh enjoys spending time with her family hiking along scenic trails around Lake Tahoe or taking off on weekend road trips.

Nevada State Infectious Disease Forecast Station

Disease forecasters rely on statistics to understand health trends or detect disease outbreaks in a community. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports some of this information can also help the general public. Dr. James Wilson heads up the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada, Reno. His center recently launched a website to make health data more publicly accessible. “Right now, we’re just posting forecasts for typical diseases that we talk about here in...

Nevada KIDS COUNT

In Nevada, the percentage of children without health insurance has dropped over the last few years. But as Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, overall child well-being remains low.

Health eNews

A recent study finds that women in Nevada have higher rates of breast cancer deaths compared to the national average. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray women living in southern Nevada have an even lower survival rate. Researcher Dr. Paulo Pinheiro is with the University of Nevada Las Vegas. “What we found was that survival rates among Reno women were similar to the U.S. average or even slightly higher,” Pinheiro explains. “Whereas survival rates in Las Vegas were, guess what, they were...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The increase in antibiotic-resistant infections is an escalating medical problem. The misuse of antibiotics has enabled some bacteria to adapt, rendering some drugs ineffective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people in the United States become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic each year . And more than 20 thousand die annually as a result.

Photo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death among blacks in the U.S. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a recent study is challenging some previous assumptions about cancer in this group. A University of Las Vegas study reveals the types of cancer and mortality rates of U.S.-born black are different compared to those who came from the Caribbean. Dr. Paulo Pinheiro is the lead researcher. “Up to now, we always classify blacks as being homogenous, and for the first time in this study,”...

Erica French

Pilates movements are designed to develop long, lean muscles leading to more flexibility and core strength. Some people with minor and even serious injuries have discovered the benefits of Pilates in their rehabilitation. And as our reporter Anh Gray explains, one woman in Reno is hoping it will help her to walk again after her spinal cord surgery. After sitting in a wheelchair all day in her cubicle, Guadalupe "Lupita" Aguirre is eager to get her body moving again. Taylor Lamanna: “Let’s...

Nevada Health Link

Since the results of election came in, the future of the Affordable Care Act —also known as Obamacare—has been up in the air. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores what this could mean for Nevadans. Last year, nearly 90 thousand Nevadans enrolled in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange , where people can purchase coverage at federally subsidized rates. Janel Davis is with the agency. “It’s far too early to predict it,” Davis explains. “I think what’s important for Nevada residents to...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The overuse of antibiotics is making them less effective. Nationwide, at least 2 million people get antibiotic-resistant infections. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports Nevada public health officials are developing strategies to stem this growing crisis. The Nevada Public Health Training Center held its first summit to develop an action plan . Dr. Trudy Larson is with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community...

Desert Research Institute

Gummi Bear, Tutti Fruitty, and Bubble Gum are just a few e-cigarette flavors. The Desert Research Institute recently discovered that they produce toxic chemicals during vaping. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has the details. Andre Khylstov is an atmospheric chemist who usually studies air pollution caused by car emissions. In a DRI-funded study, he discovered that flavored e-cigarettes produce significantly more harmful toxins like aldehydes compared to unflavored ones. “It’s mostly for the...

Patient-satisfaction surveys could be contributing to an increase in antibiotic-resistant infections in Northern Nevada. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores why. Dr. Jim Wilson is a pediatrician and a disease forecaster for Nevada. He says the increasing resistance to antibiotics is one of his chief public health concerns. “Over time, we’ve had increasing resistance to multiple classes of drugs for the most common bacteria," Wilson says, "that we see in medicine here in Northern Nevada and...

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