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


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Emily McCartha, PhD

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 School of Government.

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.

Emily completed her PhD in Public Administration at NC State University and her Master of Public Affairs at the the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School; her undergraduate degree in Urban Studies is also from UT Austin.