Program Directors


Donald Pathman, MD, MPH
Program Director

Dr. Pathman has served as Director of UNC’s NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship since 1998.  Dr. Pathman is a tenured Professor of UNC’s Department of Family Medicine, where he serves as the Director of Curriculum Evaluation for the UNC School of Medicine, a role where he applies his skills gained in 28 years as a researcher and program evaluator to serve the faculty and learners of the School by formally evaluating and disseminating information on the School’s new TEC (Translational Education at Carolina) curriculum. He is also Director of the Program on Primary Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.


Daniel Jonas, MD, MPH
Program Associate Director

Dr. Jonas became one of the fellowship’s Associate Directors in 2013. He is Associate Professor of Medicine and Section Chief for Research of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. He is also Deputy Director for Research for the Cecil G. Sheps Center, and Director of the Center’s Program on Medical Practice and Prevention. As a 2007 graduate of this fellowship, Dr. Jonas connects well with its current fellows and serves as a role model.


Kori Flower, MD, MPH
Program Associate Director

Dr. Flower became Associate Program Director in 2017.  She is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at UNC.  She is also a faculty member in Preventive Medicine, serves as faculty for the Institute of Healthcare Quality Improvement, and is a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.  Through her role as Senior Improvement Advisor at Population Health Improvement Advisors, she works to reduce disparities in health and health care for children and families.