Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Fraher-for-webDr. Erin Fraher has worked as a policy analyst and health workforce researcher in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She is the Director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. For nearly 15 years, she has led the work of the Program to provide policy-relevant research to inform state and national debates about how to best educate and deploy health care professionals. Dr. Fraher is an Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, holding joint appointments in the Departments of Family Medicine and Surgery. Her current work focuses on assessing what educators, employers and other stakeholders can do to retool and reconfigure the health workforce to meet the demands of a transformed health system reform.  Dr. Fraher earned her PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Masters in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and her BA from Wellesley College.