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Tony Kane, MS

Tony has been working in data modeling, administration and analysis for over three decades. Half of his career was spent at the NC Area Health Education Center, where he frequently drew on data from the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS). He considered these data sets invaluable to the outreach and impact of AHEC’s various programs… Read more »

Shikira Thomas, MSPH

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Shikira Thomas is a Research Associate-Project Manager for the Health Workforce Research Center. She provides support in coordination, planning and implementation of the center’s projects. She is a recent MSPH graduate from the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Shikira’s research interests are in how social phenomena such… Read more »

Maureen Swick, RN, MSN, PhD, NEA-BC

Maureen Swick, RN, MSN, PhD, NEA-BC has more than 30 years’ experience in health care including six years as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Inova, a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year. Throughout her career, she has held a variety… Read more »

Kristin Reiter, PhD

Kristin Reiter, PhD is an associate professor in Health Policy and Management at the UNC-CH Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Reiter holds a Masters of Applied Economics and a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy, Finance Cognate, both from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on healthcare financial management, healthcare accounting… Read more »

Dana Neutze, PhD, MD

    Dana M. Neutze, PhD, MD, is the Associate Medical Director of the Family Medicine Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as an assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine and a practicing primary care physician. She holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Cambridge (England) and an MD from… Read more »

Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW

Brianna Lombardi holds 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… Read more »

Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW

Lisa de Saxe Zerden is currently the Senior Associate Dean for MSW Education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Dr. Zerden received her PhD in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University School of Social Work and her MSW from UCLA. Currently, she serves as the P.I. of a… Read more »

Effie Wei

Effie Wei is a Graduate Research Assistant with the Program for Health Workforce Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is a second year student in the Master of Science in Public Health program in the Health Policy and Management Department… Read more »

Soobin Seong

Soobin is a Graduate Research Assistant with the Program for Health Workforce Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is a second-year student attaining her Master of Science in Public Health degree in the department of Health Policy and Management. Prior to joining the team,… Read more »

Emily Tierney

Emily Tierney is a Graduate Research Assistant with the Program for Health Workforce Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is a second year student in the Master of Healthcare Administration program in the Health Policy and Management Department at UNC-Chapel… Read more »

Evan Galloway, MPS

Evan Galloway, MPS is a Research Associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He develops web-based interactive visualizations for exploring health workforce data. He received his Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of North Carolina at… Read more »

OPINION: Gun violence, simple solutions, and mental health workforce shortage

Kathleen C. Thomas, Alan R. Ellis and Joseph P. Morrissey updated June 9, 2014 The politically acceptable solution to the current crisis over gun violence is to say it’s a ‘mental health problem.1-3 This branding distorts the facts about violence and mental illness, and creates unrealistic expectations about what mental health professionals can do to… Read more »

JudyAnn Bigby, MD

JudyAnn Bigby is a Senior Fellow at Mathematica Policy Research. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from January 2007 through January 2013. As the longest serving Secretary of Health and Human Services she was responsible for implementing many of the aspects of the 2006 Massachusetts land mark… Read more »