Photo of Tammy BrayPrincipal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute
Dean and Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Office: 123 Women's Building
Telephone: 541-737-3256
Fax: 541-737-4230
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Tammy Bray, Ph.D.
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
123 Women's Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-5109

Research Interests

Antioxidants and free radical metabolism in prevention of diabetes. The role of diets in gene expressions that influence the susceptibility to chronic diseases.


1974-78 Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman
1974 Ph.D., Nutrition and Biochemistry, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture, Washington State University, Pullman
1970 MSc., Nutrition, College of Home Economics, Washington State University, Pullman
1967 B.S., Food & Nutrition, College of Natural Science, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional Experience

2002-present Principal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University
2002-present Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2000-02 Director, Ohio Bionutrition Research Initiative, The Ohio State University
1999-02 Associate Dean for Research and International Studies, College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
1995-99 Chair and Professor, Dept. of Human Nutrition and Food Management, Professor of Medical Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1992-94 Interim Associate Vice President Academic Affair, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1991-92 Interim Chair, Dept. of Nutritional Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1978-95 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Awards and Honors

Women Pioneering in Future Award, Washington State University
Outstanding Alumni Award, Fu-Jen University
Greenberg International Scholar Award
Distinguished Faculty Award; Certificate of Innovation Award; Sigma XI Excellence in Research Award; CBS Outstanding Teaching Award; Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics; University of Guelph
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Washington State University

Professional Activities and Memberships

Member External Advisory Council for National Space Biomedical Research Institute, NASA
Member International Editorial Board,the Journal of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine
Member American Public Health Association
Member American Society of Nutritional Sciences
Member Society of Toxicology
Member The Oxygen Society - Free Radical Biology and Medicine
Member Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine

Recent Publications

Wong CP, Nguyen LP, Noh SK, Bray TM, Bruno RS, Ho E. (2011) Induction of regulatory T cells by green tea polyphenol EGCG. Immunol Lett 139:7-13.

Hsu A, Bruno RS, Löhr CV, Taylor AW, Dashwood RH, Bray TM, Ho E. (2011) Dietary soy and tea mitigate chronic inflammation and prostate cancer via NFkB pathway in the Noble rat model. J Nutr Biochem 22:502-510.

Hsu A, Bray TM, Ho E. (2010) Anti-inflammatory activity of soy and tea in prostate cancer prevention. Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 235:659-667.

Hsu A, Bray TM, Helferich WG, Doerge DR, Ho E. (2010) Differential effects of whole soy extract and soy isoflavones on apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 235:90-97.

Wong CP, Bray TM, Ho E. (2009) Induction of proinflammatory response in prostate cancer epithelial cells by activated macrophages. Cancer Lett 276:38-46.