Dr. Ulrike Muench is Faculty at Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Her primary appointment is as Assistant Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and she is Affiliated Faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
Dr. Muench is a health services researcher with a focus on the health care workforce. Specifically, her research interests include applied health care economics, roles of nurses and nurse practitioners, gender inequality in the workplace, program evaluation, and patient outcomes. She currently examines prescribing practices of nurse practitioners in comparison to primary care physicians in Medicare Part D data in a study funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She also recently received a grant to study the effect of state scope of practice regulations on pharmaceutical utilization in data from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) funded by National Health Policy Institute and HCCI.
Dr. Muench trained as a nurse and nurse practitioner and obtained her MSN and PhD from the Yale School of Nursing. She conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
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