Erin Fraher Granted North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership

September 5, 2019 Contact: Kaitlin Phillips Tel: 919.445.6157 Cell: 336.549.7560 Email: RALEIGH, NC, September 5—The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, with the Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership at the NCIOM 2019 Annual Meeting today. Fraher was nominated for the… Read more »

Julie Spero named director of NC Health Professions Data System

The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy is pleased to announce that Julie Spero, MSPH, was named Director of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS). Julie has been a Research Associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy for more than five years. During that time, she has led studies on medical… Read more »

FutureDocs Issue Brief Released: Nation Has Enough Physicians to Meet the Nation’s Overall Needs – For Now. Distribution to Worsen

The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy released the first in a series of issue briefs for the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool, built with support from the Physicians Foundation. The innovative tool helps policy makers, physicians and health systems plan for what type of practitioners will be needed to meet the growing utilization of healthcare in… Read more »

Fraher Delivers Keynote Presentation at South Carolina Healthcare Workforce Forum

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, Director of the Program for Health Workforce Research, was invited to deliver the keynote presentation at the South Carolina Healthcare Workforce Forum, February 13, 2017. Jointly hosted by the South Carolina Hospital Association and the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, the Forum aimed to foster discussion on tangible… Read more »

Sheps Center names two new deputy directors

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research has named two new Deputy Directors, one for Research and one for Policy. Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP is the new Deputy Director for Policy.  Fraher is the Director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy.  Although she is recognized internationally as an expert on… Read more »

Capabilities of UNC’s FutureDocs Forecasting Tool Highlighted by Physician’s Foundation

The Physician’s Foundation featured Dr. Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, in a Grantee Perspective on the impact of the UNC FutureDocs Forecasting Tool. The article highlights the value the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool has brought to federal and state policymakers, specialty societies, and physician practices. By using the model to view customized scenarios, these stakeholders are able to project the effect of… Read more »

Tweedy seminar now available for streaming

Dr. Damon Tweedy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, delivered the Program on health Workforce Research and Policy Seminar on January 6, 2016. Dr. Tweedy discussed his “Reflections on Race and Medicine” and took questions from the audience…. Read more »

Tweedy discusses Reflections on Race and Medicine January 6

Dr. Damon Tweedy, assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, will discuss his thoughts on race and medicine on Wednesday, January 6th at 1:00pm in Room 133 Rosenau Hall  at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The seminar is… Read more »

Erin Fraher receives Junior Faculty Development Award

Erin Fraher is a recipient of a Junior Faculty Development Award to spend 12 weeks in New Zealand conducting research. Historically, workforce research and planning efforts in the US have taken a supply-side approach that asks, “how many doctors, nurses or other health professions do we need?” New Zealand (NZ) has taken a very different… Read more »

North Carolina does not have a statewide physician shortage

But action is needed to target state funds to specialties and communities with shortages North Carolina has enough doctors to meet the needs of the state’s population but the doctors aren’t distributed well.  Policy action is needed to encourage doctors to practice in the specialties and communities where they are most needed according to a… Read more »

Forbes highlights Sheps Workforce Program’s FutureDocs Forecasting Tool

An Opinion piece in Forbes online magazine, published 10/21/14, highlights the newly released FutureDocs Forecasting Tool developed by the Health Workforce Program here at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The authors referred to the tool as, “A recent groundbreaking simulation created by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and funded… Read more »