Phyllis P. Wright DNP, MSN, MPH

Assistant Professor Clinical

Phone: 404.727.6417


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University

1520 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322-4027

Room: 319


Area of Expertise: Health Systems Improvement, Public Health Policy, Geriatrics

Phyllis Wright joined the School of Nursing as a Clinical Associate Professor in September 2012. Dr. Wright earned a doctoral degree from Georgia Health Sciences University in 2012, a master's in nursing (2007) and public health (2009)from Emory University, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Valdosta State College in 1975. Dr. Wright brings a wealth of experience in geriatric nursing, health systems leadership, and health policy to the school.


Wright's primary research interest is Health Systems Improvement-specifically as it pertains to the Medicare and Medicaid population and readmission prevention, continuum of care, medical home and evaluative outcomes.

Clinical Practice

Wright's clinical practice specialty includes adults over 55 years old both in primary, acute and community settings. Significant experience as the Subject Matter Expert for PwC Skilled Nursing, Hospice and Home Health Advisory Practice for policy adherence, Medicare auditing , and revenue cycle improvement.