Susan M Skillman, MS
Senior Deputy Director & Deputy Director of Allied Health, Center for Health Workforce Studies

Phone: (206) 543-3557
e-mail: skillman@uw.edu


Biographical Profile

Susan M. Skillman, MS, is the Deputy Director of the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies, Associate Director of the WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program Office and an investigator with the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center. Recent research includes examinations of the nation’s rural nurse and nurse practitioner workforce; rural health information technology workforce needs; contributions of community colleges to the health workforce; issues affecting access to home health care services in rural communities; and the workforce needed to integrate behavioral health and primary care. She is currently leading a statewide assessment of Washington State’s behavioral health workforce supply and demand. She also recently developed and is implementing a program to assess emerging health workforce demand in Washington State – the Health Workforce Sentinel Network. Other recent work includes contracts with the National Governors Association to provide health workforce planning assistance to states, and analyses of the physician workforce in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (the WWAMI states). Ms. Skillman is on the Advisory Board for the Washington State Center of Excellence in Allied Health, was recently chair of the U.S. Delegation to the International Health Workforce Collaborative, and is on the planning committees for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Physician Workforce Research Conference and the Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference. Prior to her current position, Ms. Skillman was a research project director at the University of Washington’s Department of Health Services from 1989-99 and worked as a research projects director and coordinator of research development at the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound from 1981-88. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and her Masters degree from Washington State University.


Research Interests & Roles

Investigating the workforce-related issues affecting access to needed health-related care (medical, behavioral, oral, and public), with particular attention to improving access for underserved populations.


Current Projects

Example of Ms. Skillman's recent research topics include an examination of the national supply and distribution of various allied health occupations, assessing workforce issues affecting access to behavioral health care in Washington State, understanding the work patterns and career pathways of medical assistants. In addition, she designed and is leading the Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network project that uses a network of employers, educators, trainers and policymakers to detect and respond to emerging health workforce demand "signals".


Scholarly Work

Gattman N, Reule R, Galassa A, Skillman SM, McCarty RL, Schwartz M. Washington's behavioral health workforce assessment: Project Phase I. Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Fall, 2016.
McCarty R, Schwartz M, Skillman SM. Washington’s behavioral health workforce assessment: Input from key informants. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Nov 2016.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM. Washington State data snapshot: licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jun 2016.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM. Washington State data snapshot: registered nurses (RNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jun 2016.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM. Washington State data snapshot: advanced practice nurse practitioners (ARNPs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jun 2016.
Snyder CR, Wick KH, Skillman SM, Frogner BK. Pathways for Military Veterans to Enter Healthcare Careers. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, May 2016.
Skillman SM, Snyder CR, Frogner BK, Patterson DG. The behavioral health workforce needed for integration with primary care: Information for health workforce planning. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, April 2016.
Patterson DG, Keppel G, Skillman SM. Conrad 30 Waivers for physicians on J-1 visas: State policies, practices, and perspectives. Final Report #157. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Mar 2016.
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Coulthard C, Mroz TM. Access to rural home health services: Views from the field. Final Report #152. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Feb 2016.
Skillman SM, Stover B. Alaska’s physician workforce in 2014. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Dec. 2015.
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Fenton S, Morrison C. Access to health information technology training programs at the community college level. Policy Brief #151. Seattle. WA: WWAMI Rural Health Center, University of Washington, Nov 2015
Skillman SM, Hager LJ, Frogner BK. Incentives for nurse practitioners and registered nurses to work in rural and safety net settings. Health Workforce Research Center Rapid Turnaround Brief. Seattle, WA: Center for Health Workforce Research Studies, University of Washington, November 2015.
Frogner, BK, Skillman SM. Pathways to middle skilled allied health occupations. Commissioned paper for the Committee on the Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs: Education, Training and Certification Pathways of the National Academies of Sciences/Engineering/Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies, September 2015.
Skillman SM, Keppel G, Doescher MP, Kaplan L, Andrilla CHA. Assessing rural-urban nurse practitioner supply and distribution in 12 states using available data sources. Policy Brief #143. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, August 2015.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Fordyce MA. Prehospital emergency medical services personnel in rural areas: Results from a survey in nine states. Final Report #149. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, August 2015.
Snyder CR, Stover B, Skillman SM, Frogner BK. Facilitating racial and ethnic diversity in the health workforce. Seattle, WA:WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jul 2015.
Patterson DG, Keppel G, Skillman SM, Berry C, Daniel C, Doescher MP. Recruitment of non-U.S. citizen physicians to rural and underserved areas through Conrad State 30 J-1 visa waiver programs. Final Report #148. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Apr 2015.
Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Squire D, Skillman SM. Graduate medical education financing: sustaining medical education in rural places. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; May 2015.
Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Hanscom J. The impact of Medicaid primary care payment increases in Washington state. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Dec 2014.
Skillman SM, Stover B. Montana's physician workforce in 2014. Seattle, WA:WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Nov. 2014.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Ostergard S. Washington State registered nurses - analysis of RNs who did not renew their licenses: 2008-2014. Seattle, WA:WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Sept. 2014.
Skillman SM, Stover B. Wyoming's physician workforce in 2014. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Oct 2014.
Skillman SM, Stover B. Maine’s physician, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant workforce in 2014. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Sept 2014.
Skillman SM, Stover B. Idaho’s physician workforce in 2014. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Sept 2014.
Skillman SM, Stover B. Washington State's physician workforce in 2014. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Aug 2014.
Skillman SM, Kaplan L, Andrilla CHA, Ostergard S., Patterson DG. Support for rural recruitment and practice among U.S. nurse practitioner education programs. Policy Brief #147. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, May 2014.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Morrison CC, Reeves MA. Washington State data snapshot: advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2014.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Morrison CC, Reeves MA. Washington State data snapshot: licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2014.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Morrison CC, Reeves MA. Washington State data snapshot: registered nurses (RNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2014.
Fordyce M, Doescher MP, Skillman SM. The aging of the rural primary care workforce. Will some locations be more affected than others? Final Report #127. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Sep 2013.
Palazzo L, Skillman SM, Basye A, Morrison CC. Health workforce demand in Washington State: Employers’ current and expected needs for home care aides, medical assistants, nursing assistants certified, licensed practical nurses, associate’s degree registered nurses. Final Report #145. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jul 2013.
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Lishner DM, Doescher MP. The rural health workforce: Data and issues for policymakers in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Issue #1: The rural health workforce: Challenges and opportunities. Policy Brief #146.1. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jul 2013.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Lishner DM, Doescher MP. The rural health workforce: Data and issues for policymakers in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Issue #2: The rural health workforce in the WWAMI states: By the numbers. Policy Brief #146.2. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jul 2013.
Patterson DG, Lishner DM, Skillman SM, Doescher MP. The rural health workforce: Data and issues for policymakers in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Issue #3: Building and maintaining the rural health workforce: Resources and strategies. Policy Brief #146.3. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jul 2013.
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Lishner DM, Doescher MP, Fordyce MA. The rural health workforce: Data and issues for policymakers in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Issue #4: What is rural in the WWAMI States? Why definitions matter. Policy Brief #146.4. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jul 2013.
Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Lishner DM, Doescher MP, Andrilla CHA. The rural health workforce: Data and issues for policymakers in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Issue #5: Health workforce assessment: Tools for policymakers and planners. Policy Brief #146.5. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jul 2013.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Washington State data snapshot: Advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2013.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Washington State data snapshot: Licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2013.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Washington State data snapshot: Registered nurses (RNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2013.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM. National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine: Summary of an expert meeting. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Feb 2013.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM. A national agenda for community paramedicine research. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Feb 2013.
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Phillips RL Jr, Skillman SM, Doescher MP. Policy brief: Rural residency training for family medicine physicians: Graduate early-career outcomes, 2008-2012. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jan 2013.
Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Doescher MP, Butterfield P. Characteristics of rural RNs who live and work in different communities. Final Report #133. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Sep 2012.
Skillman SM, Keppel GA, Patterson DG, Doescher MP. The contributions of community colleges to the education of allied health professionals in rural areas of the United States. Final Report #136. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Oct 2012.
Skillman SM, Fordyce MA, Yen W, Mounts T. Washington State primary care provider survey, 2011-2012: Summary of findings. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Aug 2012.
Skillman SM, Kaplan L, Fordyce MA, McMenamin PD, Doescher MP. Understanding advanced practice registered nurse distribution in urban and rural areas of the United States using National Provider Identifier data. Seattle, WA: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Feb 2012.
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Xierali IM, Phillips Jr RL, Skillman SM, Doescher MP. Policy brief: Rural residency training for family medicine physicians: Graduate early-career outcomes. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jan 2012.
Institute of Medicine. Community colleges and the education of allied health professionals in rural areas (summary of presentation by SM Skillman). In: Institute of Medicine. Allied health workforce and services: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2011:42-44.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Tieman L, McCook AU. Washington State registered nurse supply and demand projections: 2011-2031. Final Report #134. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Dec 2011.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Washington State data snapshot: Advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Mar 2011.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Washington State data snapshot: Licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Mar 2011.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Washington State data snapshot: Registered nurses (RNs). Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Mar 2011.
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Skillman SM, Doescher MP. Policy brief: Training physicians for rural practice: Capitalizing on local expertise to strengthen rural primary care. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jan 2011.
Skillman SM, Basye A. Policy brief: Home care aides in Washington State: Current supply and future demand. Seattle, WA: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jan 2011.
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Skillman SM, Doescher MP. Policy brief: Training physicians for rural practice: Capitalizing on local expertise to strengthen rural primary care. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Jan 2011.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Alves-Dunkerson JA, Comenduley M, Yi J, Doescher MP. Washington State's oral health workforce. Final Report #130. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Nov 2009.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Data snapshots: Wyoming health care providers, 2009. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Sep-Oct 2009.
Doescher MP, Fordyce MA, Skillman SM, Jackson JE, Rosenblatt RA. Policy brief: Persistent primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and health care access in rural America. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Sep 2009.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Doescher MP. Workforce obstacles to providing high quality patient care in Wyoming. Final Report #131. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Aug 2009.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Doescher MP. Workforce issues in delivering health care to elderly and low income populations in Wyoming: Medical providers’ acceptance of Medicaid and Medicare patients. Final Report #128. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Aug 2009.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Thomas A, Tieman L. Washington State licensed practical nurse supply and demand projections: 2007-2026. Final Report #129. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Aug 2009.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Kaplan L, Brown MA. Demographic, education, and practice characteristics of advanced registered nurse practitioners in Washington State: Results of a 2008 survey. Final Report #124. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Apr 2009.
Hart G, Skillman S, Bond E, Dall T. Evaluation of the Division of Nursing Demonstration Program: Expedited Baccalaureate Education for Rural Registered Nurses Using Distance Learning. Final Report. LGH Associated; Mar 2009.
Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Tieman L. Demographic, education, and practice characteristics of licensed practical nurses in Washington State: Results of a 2007 survey. Final Report #123. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jan 2009.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Doescher MP, Robinson BJ. Wyoming primary care gaps and policy options. Final Report #122. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Dec 2008.
Chapman SA, Lindler V, Kaiser JA, Nielsen CS, Bates T, Hailer-O’Keefe L, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Dawson D, Wijetunge G. EMS Workforce agenda for the future. Washington DC: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration; Jul 2008.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Tieman L, Doescher MP. Demographic, education, and practice characteristics of registered nurses in Washington State: Results of a 2007 survey. Final Report #120. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jun 2008.
Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Hart LG, Butterfield P. Changes in the rural registered nurse workforce from 1980 to 2004. Final Report #115. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Oct 2007.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Hart LG. Washington State registered nurse supply and demand projections: 2006-2025. Final Report #112. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jun 2007.
Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Hart LG, Keepnews D. What happens to registered nurses whose licenses expire? An exploratory study in Washington State. Working Paper #110. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Nov 2006.
Hart LG, Skillman SM, Hagopian A, Fordyce MA, Thompson MJ, Konrad TR. International medical graduate physicians in the U.S.: Changes since 1981. Working Paper #102. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Mar 2005.
Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Keepnews D, Hart LG. Characteristics of registered nurses in rural vs. urban areas: implications for strategies to alleviate nursing shortages in the United States. Working Paper #91. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jan 2005.
Skillman SM, Hart LG, Bowditch E, Kirlin BA. Retail pharmacies in Washington State: Results of 2003 Workforce Survey. Working Paper #100. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Dec 2004.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM. Health professions education in Washington State: 1996-2004 program completion statistics. Working Paper #94. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Nov 2004.
Skillman SM, Sadow-Hasenberg J, Hart LG, Henderson T. The effects of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 on health workforce development in the states. Http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/wia/wia.htm; Nov 2004.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Hutson T, Deacon H, Praseuth T. Washington State hospitals: results of 2003/04 workforce survey. Working Paper #93. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Oct 2004.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Hart LG. Washington State’s dental hygienist workforce through 2020: Influential factors and available data. Working Paper #92. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Mar 2004.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Hart LG. Washington State’s pharmacist workforce through 2020: Influential factors and available data. Working Paper #90. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Feb 2004.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Hart LG. Washington State’s radiographer workforce through 2020: Influential factors and available data. Working Paper #89. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Feb 2004.
Porter A, Skillman SM, Johnson K, Schneeweiss R, Hart LG. Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP) final report. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine; Dec 2003.
Johnson KE, Skillman SM, Ellsbury KE, Thompson MJ, Hart LG. Updating hospital reference resources in the U.S.-associated Pacific basin: Efforts of the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP). Working Paper #81. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Sep 2003.
Skillman SM, Hutson T, Andrilla CHA. Washington State hospitals: Results of 2002 Workforce Survey. Working Paper #79. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Aug 2003.
Patterson DG, Skillman SM. Health professions education in Washington State: 1996-2000 program completion statistics. Working Paper #73. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies; Oct 2002.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Data snapshot: Pharmacists in Washington: Demographics and employment characteristics. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Jun 2002.
Skillman SM, Hutson T, Andrilla CHA, Berkowitz B, Hart LG. How are Washington’s hospitals affected by the nursing shortage? Results of a 2001 survey. Working Paper #68. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; May 2002.
Palazzo L, Hart LG, Skillman SM. The impact of the changing scope of practice of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse-midwives on the supply of practitioners and access to care: Oregon case study. Working Paper #70. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; 2002.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Data snapshot: Registered nurses (RNs) in Washington: Demographics and employment characteristics. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Dec 2001.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Data snapshot: Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in Washington: Demographics and employment characteristics. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Dec 2001.
Skillman SM. Update: The nursing shortage: How are Washington hospitals affected? Results of a 2001 survey. Washington Rural Health Association Newsletter; Nov 2001.
Thompson MJ, Skillman SM, Johnson K, Schneeweiss R, Ellsbury K, Hart LG. Assessing physicians' continuing medical education (CME) needs in the U.S.-associated Pacific jurisdictions. Working Paper #66. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Sep 2001.
Madden CW, Mackay BP, Skillman SM. Measuring health status for risk adjusting capitation payments in two Medicaid populations: DPS vs. ACG v. 3 vs. DCG vs. HCC vs. CRG. Final Report, Center for Health Care Strategies Contract #ML-360. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; Mar 2001.
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA. Data snapshot: Race and ethnicity of Washington State health professionals compared with state population. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington; Dec 2000.
Madden CW, Skillman SM, Mackay BP. Risk distribution and risk assessment among enrollees in Washington State’s Medicaid SSI population. Final Report. Center for Health Care Strategies Contract #G-088. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; Jul 1998.
Rosenbach ML, Lee AJ, Subramanian SS, Liu SF, Freitas R, Garfinkel S, Green AM, Madden CW, Skillman SM. Evaluation of the Medicaid expansion demonstration: Final report. HCFA Contract #HCFA-500-92-0062. Waltham, MA: Health Economics Research, Inc.; Sep 1997.
Perrin EB, Hart LG, Skillman SM, Paul B, Hanken MA, Hummel J. health information systems and their role in rural health services: Issues and recommendations. Deliverable for AHCPR Contract #282-93-0036 DO#4. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; 1996.
Blough DK, Skillman SM, Hart LG, Paul B, Perrin EB, Hanken MA. Report on secondary data: Accessibility and utility of the Health Care Financing Administration’s Medicare beneficiaries data system. Deliverable for AHCPR Contract #282-93-0036 DO#4. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; 1996.
Madden CW, Skillman SM, Blough DK, Mackay B. Risk distribution among competing health plans: Research and demonstration project. Phase I final report. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant #23111. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; 1995.
Paul B, Lishner D, Hanken MA, Skillman SM, Perrin EB, Hart LG, Hummel J, Blough D, Pirani M. Overview of health information systems, related policy issues, and their role in rural health services. Deliverable for AHCPR Contract #282-93-0036 DO#4. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; 1995.
Perrin E, Hart LG, Goldberg B, Grossman D, Skillman S, Paul B. Patient outcomes and medical effectiveness research in rural areas for racial/ethnic populations. Deliverable for DO #2, Contract #282-93-0036 for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; Nov 1994.
Madden CW, Skillman SM, Cheadle A, Diehr P, Martin DP, Patrick DL. Health insurance for the low income: An evaluation. Final Report. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Grant #5-R01-HS060621. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Health Services; 1994.

Published Articles

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Faculty supervision of NP program practicums: A comparison of rural and urban site differences. Kaplan L, Klein T, Skillman S, Andrilla CH Nurse Pract 2016
Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Satisfaction in Rural Settings. Spetz J, Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA Med Care Res Rev 2017
Health information technology workforce needs of rural primary care practices. Skillman SM, Andrilla CH, Patterson DG, Fenton SH, Ostergard SJ J Rural Health 2015
The contribution of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners toward rural primary care: findings from a 13-state survey. Doescher MP, Andrilla CH, Skillman SM, Morgan P, Kaplan L Med Care 2014
Challenges and opportunities in building a sustainable rural primary care workforce in alignment with the Affordable Care Act: the WWAMI program as a case study. Allen SM, Ballweg RA, Cosgrove EM, Engle KA, Robinson LR, Rosenblatt RA, Skillman SM, Wenrich MD Acad Med 2013
The challenge to delivering oral health services in rural America. Skillman SM, Doescher MP, Mouradian WE, Brunson DK J Public Health Dent 2010
The characteristics of registered nurses whose licenses expire: why they leave nursing and implications for retention and re-entry. Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Hart LG, Keepnews D Nurs Econ
The licensed practical nurse workforce in the United States: one state's experience. Skillman SM, Andrilla CH, Patterson DG, Tieman L, Doescher MP Cah Sociol Demogr Med
Professional liability issues and practice patterns of obstetric providers in Washington State. Benedetti TJ, Baldwin LM, Skillman SM, Andrilla CH, Bowditch E, Carr KC, Myers SJ Obstet Gynecol 2006
Characteristics of registered nurses in rural versus urban areas: implications for strategies to alleviate nursing shortages in the United States. Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Keepnews D, Hart LG J Rural Health 2006
Updating hospital reference resources in the United States-associated Pacific Basin: efforts of the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP). Johnson KE, Skillman SM, Ellsbury KE, Thompson MJ, Hart LG J Med Libr Assoc 2004
The University of Washington Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP): Guam Conference on structure and content of continuing clinical education programs in the U.S.-associated jurisdictions. Thompson MJ, Skillman SM, Schneeweiss R, Hart LG, Johnson K, Pac Health Dialog 2002
Assessing physicians' continuing medical education (CME) needs in the U.S.-associated Pacific jurisdictions. Thompson MJ, Skillman SM, Johnson K, Schneeweiss R, Ellsbury K, Hart LG, Pac Health Dialog 2002