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Julie Spero named director of NC Health Professions Data System

Julie Spero

Julie Spero

The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy is pleased to announce that Julie Spero, MSPH, was named Director of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS). Julie has been a Research Associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy for more than five years. During that time, she has led studies on medical school and physician residency workforce outcomes, and on the supply, distribution, diversity, education and practice characteristics of physicians, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, chiropractors, and other professions. These reports, as well as other data, maps and charts, are available to the public on the Program’s interactive NC HPDS website. Julie serves as the team’s point person for legislators, state officials, licensure boards, and other state policy makers.