Alyssa Mansfield, PhD, MHA, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
1106B McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411


Dr. Mansfield is an Associate Professor within the Department of Health Policy and Management. She is a health care epidemiologist and analyst with experience in multiple aspects of care delivery and outcomes analysis to identify opportunities for maximizing healthcare value by addressing access, utilization, costs, and quality.

Her clinical and research experience has focused primarily on the psychological and behavioral aspects associated with health and healthcare, and in work with special populations including adolescents, women, and military and veteran communities. Her combination of knowledge and experience in health services includes complex statistical methods, operational analytics, data management and visualization, predictive modeling, program evaluation, and patient-reported outcomes from a broad range of research designs. She is well versed in all aspects of planning and conducting epidemiologic studies, managing large data sets, program planning and evaluation, and developing and teaching curricula.

Before joining UNC, Dr. Mansfield worked as an epidemiologist and researcher with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Honolulu, Hawaii; the U.S. Department of Defense at both Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and in Landstuhl, Germany; and at RTI International.

Research Activities

  • Integrating individual- and systems-level predictors of healthcare access, utilization, and outcomes for population health management;
  • Modeling approaches to maximizing efficient care delivery;
  • Using large administrative databases to improve healthcare value;
  • Healthcare epidemiology; operations research and analytics;
  • SAS and database management


  • BS, Psychology, Eckerd College, 1997
  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • MHA, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014