Phyllis Wright

Phyllis Wright

Associate Professor, clinical track, Adult-Gero Primary Care Specialty Coordinator | DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, AACC


Phyllis Wright is an Associate Professor, clinical track, and joined the School of Nursing as a Clinical Assistant Professor in September 2012. Dr. Wright  is a seasoned health systems consultant specializing in operations, public policy, reimbursement initiatives, process management, finance, and economics.  She is a pioneer for the development of online graduate nursing education at Emory incorporating didactic engagement, evidence based practice and integrative technology for her online students. As an board certified Adult Geriatric NP with a Post Masters Adult certificate, her clinical specialty is chronic disease management and integration of preventative care methodologies in a population based health setting, including the Veterans Administration and the Caribbean.  She holds dual practice privileges in both the mainland United States and the Virgin Islands.

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Gerontology and Elder Health
  • Health Policy
  • Obesity
  • Palliative Care and End of Life
  • Public Health/Public Health Nursing
  • Veteran Health




Dr. Wright's primary research interest is Health Systems Leadership and Improvement-specifically as it involves chronic disease prevention and women’s health, currently with an emphasis in the Caribbean population. Current initiatives include readmission prevention, diabetes recognition and simplification of personal health management techniques for healthy aging. Developing an ongoing interest in digital education, she is currently an active member for Emory’s digital scholarship initiatives.