College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Heather Quaile (She/Her/Hers) is a board certified, women’s and gender health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy, from San Diego Sexual Medicine with renowned sexual medicine physician Dr. Irwin Goldstein. She has focused her training specifically in Integrative Gynecology to include: menopause, female sexual dysfunction, sexuality and cancer, sex and pregnancy, and integrative/functional medicine. Dr. Quaile is also trained and certified as an AASECT sex counselor and sexual assault nurse examiner providing sexual health education, trauma-informed care and information to patients of all ages. Dr. Quaile has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 20 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum. Her expertise includes peri/menopausal concerns, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, low libido in women, interstitial cystitis, effects of cancer and cancer treatments on sexuality, pregnancy/postpartum sexuality, female sexual health, trauma-informed care, and human trafficking.
She earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland and second Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Science in Nursing with Honors, with a specialty in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University.
Dr. Quaile is the co-founder/co-director for the Emory University Sexual Health Certificate Program and also maintains an adjunct faculty position at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has been a member of International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) since 2008. She gained designation as a Fellow of ISSWSH and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She received the 2020 Vanderbilt Alumni Award for Clinician of the Year as well as the 2021 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Georgia Nurse Practitioner of the year. She serves on the Board of Directors and is a journal reviewer for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH). She also serves as a planning committee member for the annual NPWH/ISSWSH Sexual Health and Vulvoscopy Course for Nurse Practitioners. She sits on the Georgia Human Trafficking Task Force. She is widely published in the field of women’s health and regularly lectures to local and national audiences and is also heavily involved in legislation and lobbying at the Georgia Capitol on issues affecting advanced nursing practice, human trafficking, and sexual assault.