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.