Erin Shirley Orey

February 2, 2023 - - Posted by

Erin Shirley Orey, the co-founder of the Drs. Aaron and Ollye Shirley Foundation (The Shirley Foundation), a nonprofit 501c3 organization established to honor her parents, Dr. Aaron Shirley and Dr. Ollye Shirley, who spent their lives and professional careers on the health and well-being of people in underserved communities. 

Erin is also a project manager at the University of MS Medical Center. She manages an opioid use disorder grant-funded project that addresses the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment via telehealth for clients in Mississippi. 

Erin is a doctoral student at Jackson State University’s School of Public Health, where her research interests include analyzing insurance type and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders among African Americans in the state of Mississippi. 

Erin is married to D’Andra Orey. They have a son, Kalen, a daughter-in-law, Iesha, and a granddaughter, Kali Dior.

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