Building Physician Workforce Projections That Answer More Than “How Many Doctors Do We Need?”

Hear from and interact with national and international experts on the health care workforce.

Who: Erin Fraher, PhD, University of North Carolina, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Event Description: In 2014, the Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina released a web-based workforce projection model that estimated the number of visits needed in the future for 19 types of health care services at the national, state and sub-state level. The goal was to engage policy makers, health care systems, hospitals, health care professionals, and other stakeholders in redesigning the workforce and care delivery models. In this seminar, we will discuss the data, methods and data visualization techniques used to develop the model’s interface as well as the challenges and successes the team has encountered in trying to shift the narrative away from models that simply answer the question “how many doctors will we need?”

Mark Your Calendar

Fraher's talk is part of Healthforce Center's year-long seminar series. Learn about hot topics, meet an expert without having to travel long distances, and get new ideas for your own work.

Mark your calendar for other speakers in the series:

  • Feb. 1, 2018 - Grant Martsolf, PhD, RAND Corporation
  • March 15, 2018 - Leah Masselink, PhD, George Washington University
  • March 22, 2018 - Alyce S. Adams, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  • April 12, 2018 - Olga Yakusheva, PhD, University of Michigan
  • May 17, 2018 - Cassie Guarino, PhD, University of California Riverside
  • June 21, 2018 – Jean Moore, DrPH, Center for Health Workforce Studies

Thursday, January 18 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, 410 3333 California St., San Francisco, CA

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Laurel Heights






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