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Emily Ray

Assistant Professor, Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill


Assistant Professor, Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

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 centers on 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 high-quality cancer care and decreasing low-value healthcare utilization, such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations near the end of life. She collaborates with multiple other members of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program including Dr. Katherine Reeder-Hayes and Dr. Hanna Sanoff. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Tar Heels, and traveling to places near and far.

Quality of Cancer Care Delivery

Health Disparities/Equity