Sheps researchers present work to NC General Assembly

George Pink and Erin Fraher showcase research at North Carolina General Assembly Two Sheps Center researchers were invited to discuss their work at a recent NC General Assembly meeting on February 18, 2022.  Dr. George Pink presented on Rural Hospital Closure and Overview of the Rural Emergency Hospital, while Dr. Erin Fraher presented on NC… Read more »

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 »

Recent policy brief finds NSSRN estimates of nurses across hospital settings similar to NC licensure data estimates

A recent Sheps Health Workforce NC brief written by Esita Patel, PhD found that National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) estimates of nurses across hospital settings similar to North Carolina (NC) licensure data estimates. She analyzed the number of hospital nurses working in three settings (emergency department, inpatient, outpatient) using data from the 2018… Read more »

Workforce team welcomes new data analyst Tony Kane, MS

Tony Kane, MS joined the UNC workforce team on March 1st as a Research Associate and Data Analyst. Tony has been working in data modeling, administration and analysis for over three decades. Half of his career was spent at the NC Area Health Education Center, where he frequently drew on data from the North Carolina… Read more »

Perspective in NEJM: Modernize scope-of-practice laws

Around the country, the collective voice of eight directors of health workforce research centers, including Dr. Erin Fraher of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, came together to call for a reforming of laws and regulations that limit the practice of health professionals.

Fraher Funded to Study Shift to Value-based Care

A group of UNC Family Medicine researchers, led by associate professor Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, has been awarded a $255,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to study UNC Family Medicine’s shift to a value-based healthcare model. The project, “Producing the Evidence Needed for Hospitals to Successfully Navigate the Shift to Value,” will begin January 1, 2020… Read more »

Fraher wins 2019 IHWC Data Olympics data visualization challenge

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP just won the Data Visualization challenge at the International Health Workforce Collaborative’s (IHWC) Data Olympics for 2019. In this challenge, IHWC asked participating countries to showcase a creative and innovative project that demonstrates effective use of data visualization for knowledge translation. Fraher presented on two interactive data visualization tools, DocFlows and… Read more »

Meet our newest team members: Shikira Thomas, MSPH and Heather Wilson

Meet the two newest members of our staff, Shikira Thomas, MSPH and Heather Wilson. Shikira Thomas, MSPH | Research Associate-Project Manager Shikira Thomas is a Research Associate-Project Manager for the Health Workforce Research Center. She provides support in coordination, planning and implementation of the center’s projects. She is a recent MSPH graduate from the Department… Read more »