Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

The words: We define & measure value in the health workforce

A nurse holding a patients handIf the health care system in the United States is to transition from volume to value, we must educate, deploy and regulate the workforce in a way that delivers value. The Carolina Health Workforce Research Center (CHWRC) seeks to address this challenge by conducting and disseminating timely, policy-relevant research on emerging health workforce topics related to defining and measuring Value in the health workforce. Our current projects and past work focus on Graduate Medical Education, Nursing, Workforce Data and Modeling and Behavioral Health and Integrated Care. Learn more about current projects here, and past projects here.

The Center is directed by Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP who also directs the Program for Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill.

This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $525,465.00, with no financing from non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Our mission is to conduct and disseminate timely, policy-relevant research that defines and measures value in the health workforce.

Our products are used by federal agencies, such as the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, national and state policy bodies, practitioners, healthcare consumers, employers, insurers, educators, and state and local agencies. The Carolina Health Workforce Research Center also responds to specific requests for information from local, state and national policymakers.

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Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW
Deputy Director, CHWRC

Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW Brianna Lombardi holds appointments at UNC as an Assistant Professor in t… Read more »

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP
Program Director

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at th… Read more »

Tom Bacon, DrPH
Senior Research Fellow

Tom Bacon, DrPH Tom Bacon, DrPH, is chair of the Board of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. … Read more »

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Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director

Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD, MPH Thomas Ricketts, III, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Health Policy and Mana… Read more »

Tony Kane, MS
Tony Kane, MS
Research Associate & Data Analyst

Tony Kane, MS Tony has been working in data modeling, administration and analysis for over three dec… Read more »

Evan Galloway, MPS
Data Visualization Analyst

Evan Galloway, MPS Evan Galloway, MPS is a Research Associate with the Program on Health Workforce R… Read more »

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Emily McCartha, PhD
Research Project Manager

Emily McCartha, PhD Emily is a Research Project Manager with the Program for Health Workforce Resear… Read more »

Connor Sullivan, PhD
Research Associate / Data Analyst, CHWRC

Connor Sullivan, PhD Connor Sullivan, PhD is a Research Associate / Data Analyst for the UNC Sheps C… Read more »

Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 7590, 100 Europa Dr, Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC   27517