Career Pathways in Health Workforce Research


  • Eric Apaydin, PhD, MPP, MS

    Core Investigator, Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy

    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

  • Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP

    Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Associate Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • Clark Ruttinger, MPA, MBA

    Health Workforce Consulting Director, GlobalData

    Founding Director, Utah Health Workforce Information Center

  • Noël Smith, MA

    Senior Director, PA and Industry Research & Analysis, American Academy of Physician Associates


  • Janet Coffman, PhD, MPP

    Chair, Health Workforce Interest Group

    Professor of Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco



Education and Training


Health workforce researchers work in a wide variety of settings and have taken numerous pathways to reach their current positions. Panelists in this webinar describe their respective career paths and share insights they have gained along their professional journeys. This webinar is intended for people at all career stages who are interested in exploring options for pursuing careers in health workforce research.

This webinar was cosponsored by HWTAC and AcademyHealth’s Health Workforce Interest Group.


55 minutes

Event Date

November 3, 2022