Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW

A headshot of Brianna Lombardi. Brianna has long brown wavy hair in this image and wearing a pink white and striped collard shirt under a black blazer.

Dr. Lombardi holds faculty appointments at UNC as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and as a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Dr. Lombardi received her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and her PhD in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Lombardi’s work seeks to understand how health care practices and health systems deploy teams of providers to address the physical health, behavioral health, and social needs of vulnerable individuals through integrated models of care. She is an expert in social worker roles on integrated health teams and uses innovative methods to study the expanding role of social workers in integrated primary care. Dr. Lombardi’s work has evaluated how rapidly changing payment and practice models impact the health workforce and shift roles in team-based models of care. She has been funded through research and workforce training grants through the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan.