Keynote Address

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP


Director, Carolina Health Workforce Research Center; Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine

The Power of Data to Illuminate the Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Nursing Workforce

June 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. Dr. Fraher directs the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Research Center. The Center’s mission is to provide the evidence needed to redesign health workforce training, deployment and regulation in a rapidly changing health care system. Dr. Fraher has worked as a health workforce researcher, workforce modeler and policy analyst for over 20 years. She is Chair of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) which is charged with advising the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on physician workforce trends, training issues and financing. Dr. Fraher is an expert on comparative health workforce systems, having worked for the National Health Service in England, Health Workforce New Zealand and the College of Nurses of Ontario in Canada.  She has a BA in Economics/Spanish from Wellesley College, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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