Category: HWRC Staff

Emily McCartha, PhD

Emily is a Research Project Manager with the Program for Health Workforce Research and Policy. Dr. McCartha is particularly interested in the intersection of research and decision-making and policy formation. Her former research areas include public health, education, organizational structure, networks, and budget and finance. She joins the Sheps Center after spending five years in… 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 »

Mark Fraser, PhD, MSW

Dr. Fraser is an Associate Dean for Research at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and has been at UNC for almost 20 years. His primary areas of interest include children and families at risk; antisocial and aggressive behavior in childhood; early adolescence and adolescence; risk and resilience in childhood; and prevention of conduct problems in… Read more »

Mark Toles, PhD, RN

Mark Toles, PhD, RN is an assistant professor with clinical experience in transitional care, behavioral health and nursing management. In his research, Dr. Toles seeks to expand understanding of transitional care for older adults and their family caregivers. In epidemiological and observational studies, he described the prevalence of re-hospitalizations for older adults after nursing home discharge and targets… Read more »

Cherie Rosemond, PT, PhD, GCS

Research Scientist at the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rosemond’s research interests are related to the long term care experiences of older adults. Using concepts from the business literature related to innovation implementation, her research is directed towards ways complex health organizations can effectively implement… Read more »

Donald Pathman, MD, MPH

Donald Pathman, MD MPH is a researcher, teacher and practicing family physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Professor of Family Medicine, Director of the Program on Primary Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and Director of Curriculum Evaluation for the UNC School of Medicine…. Read more »

Andy Knapton

Andy Knapton, Director of Strategic Modelling Analysis and Planning Ltd, is an international expert in workforce modeling.  Andy has delivered workforce training courses to a wide array of stakeholders including practicing physicians and their specialty societies, health systems, educators and other stakeholders engaged in using workforce data to engage policy makers.

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN

Cheryl B. Jones has a doctorate in nursing science with a minor in economics, and a master’s in nursing administration. She completed a two-year appointment as Senior Health Services Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy (AHRQ) in the DC area. Her research interests include the nursing workforce, and she is particularly interested… Read more »

George Mark Holmes, PhD

Mark Holmes, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. He received his BS in Mathematics and Economics (with Honors) from Michigan State University and his PhD from the Department of Economics at… Read more »

Jacquie Halladay

Jacquie Halladay is an associate professor in the department of Family Medicine and a research fellow at the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is the Co-Director of the North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC), a statewide Practice Based Research Network ( and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology…. Read more »

Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C

Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C joined the faculty of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University in August 2013.  Prior to joining the faculty, Christine worked clinically in emergency departments in rural Wisconsin.  Prior to becoming a physician assistant (PA), Christine worked in research at the National Institutes of Health and public… Read more »