Workforce team welcomes Emily McCartha, PhD, new Research Project Manager

  Emily McCartha, PhD is joining the Sheps Center health workforce team as a Research Project Manager after spending five years in a non-partisan research office in the North Carolina General Assembly and a brief period in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC… Read more »

New projects funded for Year 9 of the Carolina Health Workforce Center

Four new projects have been funded for 2021-2022, Year 9 of the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Center. Projects include geospatial analyses of whether behavioral health providers are co-located with buprenorphine prescribers and whether pharmacist are co-located with primary care providers, as well as a deep dive on the factors contributing to physician burnout which builds… Read more »

Workforce team welcomes new CHWRC Deputy Director, Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW

  Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW is joining the health workforce team as the Deputy Director for the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Research Center. Dr. Lombardi holds faculty 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… Read more »

Workforce team welcomes new HPDS Director, Hilary Campbell, PharmD, JD

Hilary Campbell, PharmD, JD joined the Program for Health Workforce Research & Policy on March 15th, 2021. Dr. Campbell is joining the team as the Director of Sheps Health Workforce NC and the North Carolina Health Professions Data System; she will state health workforce initiatives within the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy. Prior… Read more »

Sheps Center’s Brad Wright Receives NINDS funding to advance our understanding of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Using Medicare Claims to Advance Our Understanding of Guillain-Barre Syndrome The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) approved $427,625 in funding for co-investigators Brad Wright, PhD, Rebecca Traub, MD and Chip Howard, MD for their project which will run from 09/27/21 to 02/28/23. Project summary Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder (annual incidence… Read more »

WRAL features Dr. Michelle Hernandez in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Dr. Michelle Hernandez In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, WRAL-TV recently featured UNC’s Dr. Michelle Hernandez—highlighting her work in underserved communities. At UNC Health, Hernandez is breaking down barriers as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. The Puerto Rican native calls the work her purpose. In regards to working in Lee… Read more »

NRSA Fellow Bianca Allison’s Clinic-Based Quality Improvement Initiative Featured in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Bianca Allison headshot

How can we increase screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Adolescents?   Sheps Center’s National Research Service Award (NRSA) training fellow Bianca Allison, MD, MPH, along with UNC collaborators Elizabeth Walters, DNP, CPNP-PC, RN (School of Nursing), Benjamin Butler, MSN, RN, CPN (Primary Care Clinic), and Martha Perry, MD, (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine). In… Read more »

Join the NC Registry for Brain Health

About the North Carolina Registry for Brain Health The Program on Aging Disability and Long-Term Care works with the North Carolina Consortium for Brain Health in Aging to improve awareness of resources available to help people with memory disorders. The NC Registry for Brain Health is the first registry of its kind in the state… Read more »

Sheps Researchers win 2021 Willard Manning Award

  A paper featuring the work of Sheps researchers, Marisa Domino, PhD and Joseph Morrissey, PhD, has won the 2021 Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research.  The paper, “Putting Providers At-Risk through Capitation or Shared Savings: How Strong are Incentives for Upcoding and Treatment Changes?”, was published in the Journal of Mental… Read more »

Continued Seminar in Health Disparities

This is the second academic year of funding for this seminar. Our previous year goals will carry forward this year with some additions and improvements. We still aim to become acquainted with researchers and students who are involved in or interested in health disparities; to understand how to build and refine the Program in Health… Read more »