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

Peer Providers Uniquely Positioned to Support Long-Term Recovery of People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults experience mental illness in a given year; yet our health care system...

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...

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...