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Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH

Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research

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Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Tutorials

July 13, 2021
This policy brief describes a series of playbooks that provide health care systems, states, the federal government, and other stakeholders with updated, state-of-the-art resources to promote local flexibility to respond to workforce challenges and shortages during the pandemic and beyond.
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Topics: Diversity, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 7, 2021
This article describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians and those physicians who self-designate preventive medicine as a primary or secondary specialty, as well as the age, gender distribution, and geographic distribution of this workforce.
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Topics: Staffing, Workforce Demand

April 29, 2021
This article reviews how population changes over time in different geographical regions have impacted the market structure and availability of general surgeons in the United States.
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Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

February 1, 2021
This article describes how data was used in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina to support decisions about the deployment, surge, and maintenance of necessary health care staff.
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Topics: Education and Training, Primary Care

February 1, 2019
This policy brief explores outcome metrics that can be used to evaluate pediatric graduate medical education (GME) investments in producing the workforce that meets state and national health care needs.
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