Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP
Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine

Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. Dr. Fraher directs the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Research Center. The Center’s mission is to provide the evidence needed to redesign health workforce training, deployment and regulation in a rapidly changing health care system.  Dr. Fraher has worked as a health workforce researcher, workforce modeler and policy analyst for over 20 years. Her research focuses on interprofessional teams in new models of care, developing new methodologies to project how many health workers will be needed under different possible “futures,” and using life course theory to better understand health professionals’ career trajectories. She is a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) which is charged with advising the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on physician workforce trends, training issues and financing. Dr. Fraher is an expert on comparative health workforce systems, having worked for the National Health Service in England, Health Workforce New Zealand and the College of Nurses of Ontario in Canada. She has a BA in Economics/Spanish from Wellesley College, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Why are we giving the Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) center stage at the 2019 Nexus Summit?  Isn’t the CLE “just” where we precept students and prepare them for practice?  Yes, and also, think bigger, much bigger. The CLE is the critical intersection between the current and future workforce in healthcare. It is where new generations and likely new professions will envision and craft new ways of delivering health care while mentoring and influencing each other.  We need to think bigger and ask different questions:  Who will be in the evolving CLE spaces together?  What role do patients…