Laura Gay, MD MPH
University of North Carolina

Hey there! My name is Laura Gay and I was born and raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I went to undergrad at North Carolina State University where I earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering. I was very lucky to go on to attend medical school at UNC Chapel Hill and to spend my clinical years in Asheville as part of a longitudinal curriculum. My time in Asheville confirmed my career choice because of the opportunity to get to know and care for patients and their families over time.

I returned back to Chapel Hill to pursue a Masters in Public Health prior to the completion of medical school. I have an interest in understanding how the overall health care system and policy decisions can impact patient experiences and health, particularly for underserved and rural populations. As part of my public health degree and throughout medical school, I had the opportunity to start a chronic disease management clinic at “SHAC”, UNC’s student-run clinic. I am excited about continuing to work at SHAC now as a resident preceptor.

I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to continue my training at UNC. I was drawn to UNC Family Medicine because of how passionate the people are and for the ability to train in full-scope family medicine. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by inspiring faculty and co-residents with incredibly diverse interests. All are working together towards the common goal of providing the best care possible to the people of North Carolina.

On days off, you can often find me hanging out with my amazing husband, Hunter. We will likely be cheering on the Wolfpack in Raleigh, fishing on the coast, taking a hike, or visiting with friends at one of the fantastic local eateries.

Interests: chronic disease management, rural medicine, health care systems and health policy

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