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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 on a project from Year 8, and, finally a a study of telehealth and coordinated team-based care in the context of COVID-19.

Read more about each of the projects on our CHWRC Current Projects page.


  • Advancing Understanding of How Institutional, Professional, and System-Level Factors  Contribute to Physician Burnout.
    • Investigator: Tania M. Jenkins, PhD


  • Are Behavioral Health Providers Co-located with DEA Waivered Buprenorphine Prescribers?
    • Investigator: Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW; Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW; Erica Richman, PhD, MSW; Alex Forte, MSW; Evan Galloway, MPS


  • Co-location of Pharmacists with Primary Care Providers: An Analysis of NPI vs Other Data Sources.
    • Investigators: Emily M. Hawes, PharmD, BCPS, CPP; Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW; Evan Galloway, MPS; Hilary A. Campbell, PharmD, JD; Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH; Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS


  • Interrupted Integrated Health Care: How Primary Care Practices Utilized Tele-Health and Coordinated Team-Based Care in Response to COVID-19.
    • Investigators: Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW; Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW; Erica L. Richman, PhD, MSW