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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Katherine Gregory, Ph.D., RN

associate professor

Katherine Gregory, Ph.D., RN

Cushing Hall 318


  • Ph.D. - Boston College
  • M.S. - University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. - State University of New York, Binghamton University

Disease prediction strategies; microbiome aspects of disease; preterm infant nutrition and enteral feeding regimens; preterm infant growth and development; necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants; patterns of maternal-infant interaction

Dr. Katherine Gregory is an associate professor. She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and doctorate from Boston College in 2005. Dr. Gregory's clinical background is as a neonatal intensive care nurse. Her research interests pertain to disease prediction strategies, feeding, growth, and development of preterm infants. She is especially interested in the attributes of the premature gastrointestinal system and development of immunity. Dr. Gregory is also a nurse scientist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she conducts her clinical research. In this role, she also collaborates with clinical staff on a variety of research initiatives and evidence based practice endeavors.


  • Inaugural Haley Nurse-Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Recipient of pilot funding from Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center (P30-DK040561)
  • Recipient of pilot funding from Harvard Catalyst, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (NIH Grant #1 UL1 RR 025758-01 and financial contributions from participating institutions).
  • Recipient of 2007-2008 American Nurses Foundation (ANF/CANS scholar) to support investigation of urinary biomarkers for necrotizing enterocolitis
  • 2008-present - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing

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  • Gregory, K.E., Bushman, A., Yamamoto, H., Dawood, H., Fashemi, T., Fichorova, R, Van Marter, L. (2014). Elevated Urinary iFABP Predicts Necrotizing Enterocolitis Within Seven Days Prior to Clinical Onset. The Journal of Pediatrics.
  • Gregory, K. E. (2014). What Can the Transition to Extrauterine Life Teach us About Change. To appear in Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
  • Gregory, K. E., DuBois, N., Steele, T. (2014). Nutritional and immunologic considerations relevant to infant nutrition. To appear in Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
  • Horowitz, J. A., Murphy, C., Gregory, K. E., Wojcik, J. A., Pulcini, J., Solon, L. (2013). Nurse home visits promoted maternal-infant interaction and decrease depression symptom severity for mothers with postpartum depression. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42, (287-233).
  • Gregory, K. E., Mellor, S., Winston, A., Ismail, A., Van Marter, L. Early Stool Pattern of Premature Infants Associated with Necrotizing Enterocolitis.

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