Category: Sheps Center

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 »

Kelly Alanis-Hirsch, PhD

Academic Interests I am interested in the availability and accessibility of evidence-based practices for those with co-occurring substance use disorders and serious mental illness, particularly medications to support addiction recovery. My research interests also include mental health and primary care integration for persons with multiple morbidities—serious mental illness, substance abuse, and chronic physical illness. I… Read more »

William J. Olesiuk, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow   Academic Interests I am interested in evaluating systems of health care organization for individuals with chronic diseases and mental illnesses. In particular, I enjoy studying how novel health care delivery approaches affect cost and quality of care. My hope is that the research I do can lead to improved care for individuals… Read more »

Mona Kilany, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow   Academic Interests Mona Kilany, M.S.P.H, Ph.D., is interested in models of care management for people with chronic conditions, with an emphasis on people with mental health and physical comorbidities. Her research interests also include mental health/primary care integration as well as outcomes in the patient-centered medical home for people with severe mental… 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 »

Links to Publicly Available Statistical Information

HCUPnet – HCUPnet is a free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization. MEPSnet – Medical Expenditure Survey Panel, MEPSnet/HC gives you easy access to nationally representative statistics of health care use, expenditures,… Read more »

Toward Health Care Reform Through Electronic Medical Records

A forum to discuss the use of electronic medical records and its impact on the U.S. health care system. (Tuesday, January 12, 2010) Sponsored by: Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC and Accenture, LLC Guests include: Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Tim… Read more »