Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Fraher-for-webErin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Fraher directs the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The Center’s mission is to provide the evidence needed to redesign health workforce training, deployment and regulation in a rapidly changing health care system.  Her research focuses on interprofessional teams in emerging models of care, developing new methodologies to project how many health workers will be needed under different possible “futures,” and using life course theory to better understand health professionals’ career trajectories. She serves as co-Principal Investigator of both the Rural Residency Program Development Technical Assistance Center and the Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center. Dr. Fraher is the former Chair of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) which is charged with advising the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on workforce trends, training issues and financing.  She holds a BA in Economics/Spanish from Wellesley College, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a competitive swimmer and triathlete.