Bruce Fried, PhD

Associate Professor Health Policy and Management

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411

Bruce Fried, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of Residential Master’s programs in the Department of Health Policy & Management.

His areas of research include quality improvement, the healthcare workforce, and comparative health systems.  Dr. Fried teaches courses in human resources management, leadership, organizational behavior, globalization and health, and international and comparative health systems.

He is the co-author of several books, including World Health Systems, Fundamentals of Human Resources in Healthcare, and Managing for Success: Human Resources in Healthcare.

Dr. Fried served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist with the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro where he helped redesign the Institute’s healthcare management curriculum.  Dr. Fried is also on the teaching faculty of Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, an international school of public health in France. He was a Founding Fellow and Visiting Professor at the African Institute for Healthcare Management at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi.

Prior to coming to UNC, Dr. Fried was on faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fried received his master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago, and his PhD in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Research Activities
  • Healthcare Workforce and Human Resources Management
  • Mental Health Services and Policy
  • Global Health Systems and International Health
  • Health Services Management Education
Key Publications

Effect of village midwife program on contraceptive prevalence and method choice in Indonesia. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bruce Fried, John Paul, Duncan Thomas, Emily Weaver, Stephanie Wheeler (2013). Studies in Family Planning, 44(4), 389-409.

World Health Systems. Bruce Fried, Laura Gaydos (2012). Health Administration Press.

Associations between low literacy and health status measures: Cross-sectional analyses of two physical activity trials. Anita Bhat, Leigh Callahan, Darren Dewalt, Bruce Fried, Pavani Rangachari, Yoon Seol, Catherine Zimmer (2012). Journal of Health Communication, 17(2), 230-245.

Education

BS, Social Welfare, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1973

MA, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1978

PhD, Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984