Category: Sheps Center 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 »

Hilary Campbell, PharmD, JD

Hilary Campbell, PharmD, JD is the Director of Sheps Health Workforce NC and the North Carolina Health Professions Data System; she leads state health workforce initiatives within the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy. Dr. Campbell holds a JD from Duke Law School and a PharmD with a focus on health policy and management… 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 »

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 »

Julia L. DeClerque, DrPH, MPH

EDUCATION  1987                       Doctor of Public Health.  University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Public Health.  Department of Maternal Child Health.  Dissertation: “The Role of Mothers’ Knowledge and Beliefs Influencing Behaviors Associated with Infant Diarrhea: A Study of the Determinants of Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Behaviors Among A Sample of Philippine Mothers in Cebu City, 1985.”… 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 (www.ncnc.unc.edu) and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology…. Read more »

Erica Richman, PhD, MSW

Erica Richman (Carroll) PhD, MSW, is a Research Analyst at the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Richman received her PhD from the School of Social Work at… Read more »

Katie Gaul, MA

Katie Gaul is the Deputy Director of the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC). She is also a research associate at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The majority of her work is centered on collecting, analyzing and reporting data on licensed health professionals in North Carolina; gathering national workforce data for benchmarking… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Dr. Erin Fraher has worked as a policy analyst and health workforce researcher in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She is the Director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. For nearly 15 years, she has led the work of… Read more »

Alan R. Ellis, MSW

Research Associate and Research Fellow B.A., 1990, Dartmouth College (Computer Science and Spanish) MSW, 1996, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill My work in health services research began here at the Sheps Center in 1997, with investigations in four areas related to childhood immunization in North Carolina: immunization coverage; parental knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions;… Read more »

Sean K. Sayers-Montalvo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow Background: Clinical Psychology Academic Interests: My research interests include alternative/complementary therapies, spirituality, resiliency, test construction and validation, health disparities, race/ethnicity factors, substance use, mental health issues, assessment of intelligence, youths’ behaviors, and sport psychology. My research agenda focuses on developing adequate testing instrumentation for different populations. In addition, I would like to develop… Read more »