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Emily M. Ray

Emily Ray, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer with a research focus in cancer outcomes and cancer care delivery. Her research interests and ongoing projects include identifying and removing barriers to clinical trial participation and other cancer care.

MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research

Meet Emily Ray

Area of Interest

Emily Ray, MD, MPH, is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer with a research focus in cancer outcomes and cancer care delivery. Her research interests and ongoing projects include identifying and removing barriers to clinical trial participation and other cancer care, and understanding healthcare utilization and cost of care among patients with advanced cancer. Her training and experience includes the analysis of large secondary databases, use of qualitative methods, and quality improvement. As both a clinician and health services researcher, her research aims to improve outcomes for cancer patients and the healthcare system by increasing access to quality cancer care and decreasing low-value healthcare utilization.

Awards and Honors

  • Conquer Cancer – Marc L. Citron, MD, Career Development Award in Breast Cancer, 2021
  • Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award in Breast Cancer, 2019-2020
  • ASCO Merit Award, ASCO Quality Care Symposium, 2019
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2018-2019
  • Lung Cancer Initiative of NC Research Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • UNC Cancer Outcomes Program Research Travel Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Fellow Award, North Carolina Oncology Association, 2018
  • Southeastern Fellows Research Retreat, Selected Participant, 2017
  • Appleseed Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, Duke University, 2016
  • Assistant Chief Resident, Durham VA Hospital, 2015-2016
Emily Ray