Bianca Frogner
Phone: (206) 616-9657


The health workforce is the backbone of any health care delivery system. Our research group houses three federally funded centers conducting quality research necessary to develop a strong and quality health workforce in the US: 1) Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS), 2) WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI RHRC), and 3) the Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP). In addition, our group conducts collaborative research with other organizations across the nation on topics such as enhancing primary care training, workforce shortages, models of team-based care, allied health professions, and behavioral health workforce. Our group also provides technical assistance to assist governmental agencies with workforce planning.


Health Workforce Research Center: Current projects include i) Characteristics of Physician Assistant Students Planning to Work in Primary Care, ii) Characteristics of Veterans in Allied Health Care Jobs, iii) Pathways for Military Veterans to Enter Allied Health Careers, iv) The Workforce Needed to Integrate Behavioral/Mental Health Workforce with Primary Care, v) Impacts of Greater Use of Low Skilled, Low-wage Workers in Health Care Delivery

State Workforce Planning Technical Assistance for the National Governors Association

Health Care Cost Institute State Health Policy Program: study on unrestricted access to physical therapy on health spending

National Family Medicine Residency Graduate Follow-up Survey


Recent Publications

Collaborative Partners

WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies

WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

HRSA National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

National Health Care Workforce Commission

Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center

SUNY Center for Health Workforce Studies

Oral Health Workforce Research Center

UNC SHEPS Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy

GW Health Workforce Research Center

UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

Rural Health Research Gateway