Laurie Ray

Laurie Ray

Assistant Professor, Clinical Track


Dr. Laurie L. Ray (she/her) is an Assistant Professor, clinical track, at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is a board-certified Women’s  Health Nurse Practitioner with a decade of patient care experience in a  variety of settings, including a public hospital Title X clinic, academic  medical centers, community-based clinics, and a mobile health bus! She has  worked on clinical research trials studying novel vaginal rings and gels for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Laurie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Chemistry from Emory  University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the Columbia University School of  Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a focus on Population Health from Emory University.
Laurie is passionate about improving health outcomes for individuals and  communities through evidence-based and patient-centered sexual and  reproductive health care. Her clinical expertise and interests include shared  decision making in contraceptive counseling, cervical cancer prevention and  colposcopy, abortion care, HIV PrEP, and quality improvement  work—particularly as a means of promoting health equity.

Areas of Expertise

Womens Health