Public Health

The public health workforce encompasses a broad range of settings and roles, and our team of researchers is working to define and understand this diverse group of health professionals. 

Publications

The Pediatric Dental Workforce is Changing: What Does it Mean for Patient Outcomes?

Research examining productivity, quality and outcomes of traditional pediatric dental care are generally lacking.

Utilization of Community Health Workers in Emerging Care Coordination Models in California

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in community-based and clinical care settings...

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations

This study, which was published in Health Affairs, was the first major data analysis of hospital palliative care programs’ workforce.

Improving collection and use of interprofessional health workforce data: Progress and peril

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine released a report calling for the creation of infrastructure to collect and analyze inter professional health...

Scarcity of Primary Care Positions May Divert Physician Assistants Into Specialty Practice

Despite state and federal efforts to encourage physician assistants (PAs) to help fill primary care gaps, the proportion of PAs practicing in...