Ryan Kandrack is a PhD student in Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill where he focuses on health and labor economics. His research interests include understanding the effects of changes in primary care organization, staffing, and payment on care delivery and patient outcomes; health care labor markets; productivity and efficiency; and applied econometrics and causal inference. In ongoing work through the HRSA-funded Health Workforce Research Center at the Sheps Center, he is analyzing variation in the scope of primary care physician services in urban and rural areas, as well as primary care staff composition across types of practices (e.g. safety net) and ownership structure (e.g. independent vs. system-owned). Prior to coming to UNC, Ryan conducted health services research at the RAND Corporation and evaluated clinical programs and policies at UPMC Health Plan.