Leslie A. Pray    Ph.D.
lpray@nasw.org        

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This is a select list of publications. With a couple of exceptions, editorial projects, non-authored governmental reports, and committee-authored reports are not listed.

 

 

 

 

2017

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Healthy Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. (forthcoming)

 

2016

Leslie Pray and Ann L. Yaktine, Rapporteurs, Examining Access to Nutrition Care in Outpatient Cancer Centers: Proceedings of a Workshop, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Healthy Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief, National Academy of Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, The Role of Business in Multisector Obesity Solutions: Working Together for Positive Change. Workshop-in-Brief, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior? Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

 

2015

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior? Workshop-in-Brief, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions, Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions, Workshop-in-Brief, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Examining a Developmental Approach to Childhood Obesity: The Fetal and Early Childhood Years, Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Examining a Developmental Approach to Childhood Obesity: The Fetal and Early Childhood Years, Workshop-in-Brief, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Relationships Between the Brain, Digestive System, and Eating Behavior: Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

 

2014

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Relationships Between the Brain, Digestive System, and Eating Behavior: Workshop-in-Brief, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Ann L. Yaktine, and Diana Pankevich, Rapporteurs, Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements: Examining Safety, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, Sustainable Diets: Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet, Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

 

2013

Leslie Pray, Clara Cohen, Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen, Airi Värnik,and Landis MacKellar, Editors, Suicide in Eastern Europe, the CIS, and the Baltic Countries: Social and Public Health Determinants, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.

Leslie Pray, Rapporteur, An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings: Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Organic Electronics for a Better Tomorrow: Innovation, Accessibility, and Sustainability, a White Paper for the Chemical Sciences and Society Symposia (CS3), American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C..

[Scientific Editor], A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS), Emerging Health Threats 6: Supplement 1.

 

2012

Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Maria Oria, Rapporteurs, Exploring Health and Environmental Costs of Food: Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury, and Emily Tomayko, Rapporteurs, The Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health: Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray, Ann Yaktine, and Sheila Moats, Rapporteurs, Research Methods to Assess Dietary Intake and Program Participation in Child Day Care: Application to the Child and Adult Care Food Program, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie Pray and Laura Pillsbury, Rapporteurs, Building Public-Private Partnerships in Food and Nutrition: Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

[Scientific Editor]. Finding Sustainable Solutions to the Global Freshwater Crisis: Lessons from India, a White Paper from the American Chemical Society's Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) 2011 International Workshop on Sustainability and Water Quality, Delhi, India.

 

2011

Louise S. Gresham and Leslie A. Pray, Views from the field I: Regional infectious disease surveillance networking, Chapter 30 in Piers Millett, Ed., Improving Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva, Switzerland.

Louise S. Gresham, Leslie A. Pray, Suwit Wibulpolprasert, and Beverly Trayner, Public-private partnerships in trust-based public health social networking: Connecting organizations for regional disease surveillance (CORDS), Journal of Commercial Biotechnology17:241-247.

Leslie A. Pray and Laura Pillsbury, Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Efforts: A Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

 

2010

Leslie Pray, Caitlin Boon, Emily Ann Miller, and Laura Pillsbury, Rapporteurs, Providing Healthy and Safe Foods as We Age: A Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie A. Pray, The Antiviral Pipeline: HIV, HCV, and Influenza, Insight Pharma Reports, Needham, Mass.

 

2009

Leslie A. Pray and Ann Yaktine, Rapporteurs, Nanotechnology in Food Products: Impact on Food Science, Nutrition, and the Consumer, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie A. Pray, Powering the World with Sunlight: A White Paper Describing the Discussions and Outcomes of the 1st Annual Chemical Sciences and Society Symposium (CS3), American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

Leslie A. Pray and Ann Yaktine, Rapporteurs, Managing Food Safety Practices From Farm to Table: A Workshop Summary, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie A. Pray, Pharmacogenomics: Delivering on the Promise, Insight Pharma Reports, Needham, Mass.

 

2008

Leslie A. Pray, Recombinant DNA technology and transgenic animals, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Gleevec: a breakthrough in cancer treatment, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Antibiotic resistance, mutation rates and MRSA, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Discovery of DNA function and structure: Watson and Crick, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Personalized medicine: hope or hype?, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Genes, smoking and lung cancer, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Quantitative genetics: growing transgenic tomatoes, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Human genomic epidemiology: HuGENet, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Genetic drift: bottleneck effect and the case of the bearded vulture, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Sports, gene doping and WADA, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Questionable prognostic value of DNA testing, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Legislative landmarks of forensics: California vs. Greenwood and shed DNA, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, DTC genetic testing: 23andme, DNA Direct and Genelex, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Embryo screening and the ethics of human genetic engineering, Nature Education 1(1):2008.

... 20+ additional articles for Nature Education

Leslie A. Pray, At the flick of a switch: epigenetic drugs, Chemistry and Biology 15:640-1, July 2008

Leslie A. Pray, Antibiotic R&D: Resolving the Paradox Between Unmet Need and Commercial Incentive, Insight Pharma Reports, July 2008.

Leslie A. Pray, Epigenetics: Technologies, Applications and the Commercial Landscape, Insight Pharma Reports, February 2008.

 

2007

Leslie A. Pray, Synthetic memory in eukaryotes? The Scientist.com, September 2007.

Leslie A. Pray and Sally Robinson, Rapporteurs, Forum on Drug Discovery, Development and Translation, The Future of Drug Safety: Challenges for the FDA, The National Academies Press, 2007.

Leslie A. Pray, Rapporteur, Forum on Drug Discovery, Development and Translation, Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Pharmaceuticals: A Workshop Summary, The National Academies Press, 2007.

 

2006

Leslie A. Pray, Building a better apple, Year in Review, Annual Report of the College of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006.

Leslie A. Pray, Infectious Diseases: R&D Challenges and Market Drivers, Cambridge Healthtech Institute, 2006.

Stacey Knobler, Adel Mahmoud, Stanley Lemon and Leslie Pray, eds., The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control: Exploring the Consequences and Opportunities, The National Academies Press, 2006.

Leslie A. Pray, Oncogenomics: The Future of Cancer Care, Cambridge Healthtech Institute, 2006.

 

2005

Leslie A. Pray, Soiled genes, Orion, November/December, 2005.

Leslie A. Pray, Molecular Diagnostics: New Growth, New Markets, Cambridge Healthtech Institute, November, 2005.

Leslie A. Pray, New thermocyclers hit the street, The Scientist 19:30-31, June 6, 2005.

Leslie Pray, Filling the niches in candidates for protein-protein interactions, Genomics and Proteomics, May 1, 2005

Leslie A. Pray, Ernst Mayr Dies, News from The Scientist, February 4, 2005.

Leslie A. Pray, Dieting for the genome generation, The Scientist 19:14-15, January 17, 2005.

 

2004

Leslie A. Pray, Translation creation: CBRI and partners jump-start new field of cell therapy, The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research 2004 Annual Report, 2004.

Leslie A. Pray, Multiphoton microscopy takes the scatter away, The Scientist 18:40-1, October 25, 2004.

J. Curran, H. Debas, M. Arya, P. Kelley, S. Knobler, and L. Pray, eds., Scaling Up Treatment for the Global AIDS Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities, The National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Leslie A. Pray, Consider the cycler, The Scientist 18(17):34, September 13, 2004.

Leslie A. Pray, Bare-naked viroids, The Scientist 18(16):19, August 30, 2004.

Leslie A. Pray, Viroids, viruses, and RNA silencing, The Scientist 18(16):23, August 30, 2004.

Leslie A. Pray, Epigenetics: genome, meet your environment, The Scientist 18(13):14-20, July 5, 2004.

Leslie A. Pray, Transgenic mosquitoes: fit to fly?, The Scientist 18(11):34, June 7, 2004.

Leslie Pray, When it's more than an urge, The Scientist 18(3):64, February 16, 2004

 

2003

Leslie Pray, Microbial multicellularity, The Scientist 17(23):20-23, December 1, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Mechanisms of speciation, The Scientist 17(22):14-16, November 17, 2003.

Leslie Pray, fMRI: the perfect imperfect instrument, The Scientist 17(21):40-2, November 3, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Adapting to climate change, The Scientist 17(18):34, September 22, 2003.

Leslie Pray, A finger on the pulse of transcriptional control, The Scientist 17(14):33-4, July 14, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Adapt or perish, The Scientist 17(Supplement 1):27-9, June 2, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Modern phylogeneticists branch out, The Scientist 17(11):35-6, June 2, 2003.

Leslie Pray, >With metals in mind, The Scientist 17(11):33, June 2, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Microbes rule, The Scientist 17(5):25-6, March 10, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Researchers put linkage disequilibrium on the map, The Scientist 17(3):30-1, February 10, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Unraveling protein-protein interactions, The Scientist 17(2):34-5, January 27, 2003.

Leslie Pray, Conference childcare: an emerging career development issue, Next Wave, March 21, 2003

Leslie Pray, Post-genome project launches, The Scientist Daily News, March 5, 2003

Leslie Pray, Interdisciplinarity in science and engineering: academia in transition, Next Wave, January 17, 2003

 

2002

Stacey Knobler, Adel A.F. Mahmoud, and Leslie A. Pray, eds., Biological Threats and Terrorism: Assessing the Science and Response Capabilities, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2002

Stacey Knobler, Joshua Lederberg, and Leslie A. Pray, eds., Considerations for Viral Disease Eradication: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2002

Leslie Pray, Missyplicity goes commercial, The Scientist Daily News, November 27, 2002

Leslie Pray, Scientists want to create a new kind of mosquito, The Scientist 16(23):27, November 25, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Making another Methuselah, The Scientist Daily News, October 16, 2002

Leslie Pray, A cheap, personal genome, The Scientist Daily News, October 4, 2002

Leslie Pray,Microbiologists make discoveries in the sea, in the neighborhood, The Scientist 16(19):43-4, September 30, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Surprise, surprise: Hox proteins have evolved, The Scientist 16(20):40-1, October 14, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Evolutionists present their 1.3% solution, The Scientist 16(16):36-7, August 19, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Nature's own version of superglue, The Scientist 16(13):24, June 24, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Refining transgenic mice, The Scientist 16(13):34-5, June 24, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Scientists getting to the core of Bacillus anthracis, The Scientist 16(12):34, June 10, 2002.

Leslie Pray, Strange bedfellows in transplant drug therapy, The Scientist 16(7):36, April 1, 2002.

Laura Lane and Leslie Pray, Better living through toxicogenomics?, The Scientist 16(5):37, March 4, 2002.

Leslie Pray, The B. anthracis picture is now complete, The Scientist 16(4):28, February 18, 2002.

 

2001

Leslie Pray, New cells thrive in brain's learning center, The Scientist 15(24):28-9, December 10, 2001.

Leslie Pray, Debate continues over partial reproductive isolation, The Scientist 15(23):8-9, November 26, 2001.

Leslie Pray, The promise that haplotypes hold, The Scientist 15(23):21, November 26, 2001.

Leslie Pray, A genomic view of oceanic life, The Scientist 15(20):20, October 15, 2001.

Leslie Pray, Vision through SRII, The Scientist 15(17):17, September 3, 2001.

Leslie Pray, The mystery TT virus -- what is it?, The Scientist 15(15):22, July 23, 2001.

Leslie Pray, Sideline viewing of the BR membrane protein, The Scientist 15(15):22, July 23, 2001.

Leslie Pray, Life or death in cells, The Scientist 15(13):1-2, June 25, 2001.

Leslie Pray, Converting human cells to cancerous cells, The Scientist 15(12):23, June 11, 2001.

Leslie Pray, The role of BRCA1 in breast cancer, The Scientist 15(12):23, June 11, 2001.

Leslie Pray, Images of the Greek goddess Athena, Next Wave, September 21, 2001

Leslie Pray, National poll reveals progress and differences, Next Wave, August 3, 2001

Leslie Pray, A seat at the table: postdoctoral representation on institutional committees, Next Wave, May 4, 2001

Leslie Pray, Postdoc life at liberal arts colleges, Part II, Next Wave, April 6, 2001

Leslie Pray, Postdoc life at liberal arts colleges, Part I , Next Wave, March 16, 2001

Leslie A. Pray, Abandoning academe with few regrets, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 9, 2001

 

2000

Leslie A. Pray, The unsettled side of the tenure track, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 28, 2000

 

20th century

Leslie A. Pray, Habitat lost: inbreeding depression and extinction, Wild Earth, Summer 1999.

Stevens, L., G. Yan and L. A. Pray. 1997. Consequences of inbreeding on invertebrate host susceptibility to parasitic infection. Evolution 51:2032-203

Pray, L.A. 1997. The effect of inbreeding on population-level genetic correlations in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Evolution 51:614-619.

Pray, L.A. and C.J. Goodnight. 1997. The effect of inbreeding on phenotypic variance in the red flour beetle T. castaneum. Evolution 51:308-313.

Pray, L.A., C.J. Goodnight, L. Stevens, J.M. Schwartz and G. Yan. 1996. The effect of population size on effective population size: an empirical study in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum: implications for conservation biology. Genetical Research 68:151-6.

Pray, L.A. and C.J. Goodnight. 1995. Genetic variation in inbreeding depression in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Evolution 49:176-188.

Pray, L.A., J. M. Schwartz, C. J. Goodnight and L. Stevens. 1994. The environmental dependency of inbreeding depression: implications for conservation biology. Conservation Biology 8:562-568.

Leslie Pray, Reflections on a plover summer, The New York State Nature Conservancy Newsletter, Fall, 1989.

DeFilipps, R.A., S.L. Maina & L.A. Pray. 1988. The Palauan and Yap Medicinal plant studies of Masayoshi Okabe, 1941-1943. Atoll Research Bulletin 317, 1-25.

Maina, S.L., L.A. Pray & R.A. DeFilipps. 1988. A historical note on the endangered Santalum boninensis (Santalaceae) of the Ogasawara Islands: early reports by Takasi Tuyama. Atoll Research Bulletin 319, 19-24.