I have three great sons: an engineer in Melbourne, AU, a puppeteer in New York City , and an emergency medicine resident in Cleveland. I am married to Janice Lawrence, an accounting professor at UNL. My personal long-term goal is to beat Tom Lane's Master's Swimming World Record of 2:02.52 for the 50-meter backstroke in the 100 to 104 year-old age group. It is time to start training.
B.A., California Institute of Technology in Biology (1969)
M.D., Case Western Reserve-University Medical School (1974)
M.Ed. University of Massachusetts Amherst (1972)
Fellowship in School Health and Child Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (1976-1978)
Areas of Interest
Parent Support and Advocacy
Drug Endangered Children
Societal Issues of the Human Genome Initiative
Professional Activities & Community Service
Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Healthcare Safety Net 2009
Member Medical and Environmental Work Group, National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
Nebraska Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (NADEC) Board member.
NADEC Protocol Subcommittee
Clerk of the Church Council, First Plymouth Congregational Church.
Founder and Selection Committee Co-Chairman, McAuliffe Prize Committee for Courage and Excellence in Education
Child Protection and Safety Training: Development and delivery of training in areas related to children, youth, and families including maltreatment, development, attachment, cultural awareness, special education, health issues, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Guardian ad Litem Training: Part of the NE Supreme Court mandated training for all Nebraska GALs.
Member of Curriculum Review Oversight Committee (CROC)
Peer-to-Peer coordinator for Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center (MCWIC) Project
Logo and Mnemonic Development
1991 - present, Research Associate Professor, Center on Children, Families, and the Law, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
1983 - 1991 Director, Nebraska Department of Health.
1983 Acting Director School Health Programs, UTMB Galveston.
1978 - 1983 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
Project Director for IDEAS: The Partnership Connection, a TIIAP grant from the U.S.Department of Commerce; Amount: $361,441 with $511,200 local matching funds, October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1998;
Cooper Foundation Grant to organize two conferences:
Preparing Schools for the Genetic Revolution, 1994 Lincoln
Preparing Schools for the Genetic Revolution, 1996 Lincoln
U.S. Department of Energy and Nebraska Humanities Council Grants
Preparing Schools for the Genetic Revolution, April, 2000 Lincoln
Principal Investigator and Project Co-director
Family Empowerment and Care Coordination on the Information
Superhighway. A health reform grant from the Maternal and Child
Health Bureau, October 1994 - June 30, 1997. Amount: $112,500
Principal Investigator, Measuring Attention in School Age Children. A three year grant from W.T. Grant Foundation; March 1, 1981 to February 29, 1984. Amount: $200,000
Mental and Physical Conditions Encountered in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice, 2007 Edition, prepared for Nebraska DHHS Pre-service Protection and Safety Worker Training.
The Methamphetamine Challenge, Gregg F. Wright, M.D., M.Ed, in Nebraska Medicine, Winter 2007, Volume 6, Number 1, Page 5, Journal of the Nebraska Medical Association
The CHEM-L Protocol, Gregg F. Wright, M.D., M.Ed, in Nebraska Medicine, Winter 2007, Volume 6, Number 1, Page 6
Behind the Drug: The Child Victims of Meth Labs, Barbara Sturgis and Gregg Wright, co-authors, in vol. 15, Number 2, 2002 of UPDATE, a publication of the American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
Weisz, Ph.D., Mental and Physical Conditions Encountered in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice, 2001, a booklet for Protection and Safety Workers and Judges
Shank, N., Laible, D., Murphy-Berman, V., & Wright, G (1999) Internet based information and support: use by parents of children with disabilities. New Technology in the Human Services, 12(1 & 2), 7-19.
Shank, Roesch, Murphy-Berman and Wright, The Use of the Internet for At-risk Families Receiving Services Co-ordination in Dreams and Realities: Information Technology in the Human Services, Papers from the HUSITA 4 Conference 1996, Edited by Bryan Glastonbury, STAKES, Helsinki, Finland