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George H. Pink, PhD

George H. Pink, PhD

Humana Distinguished Professor
Health Policy and Management
  • 1105D McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7411
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411

George H. Pink, Ph.D., is Humana Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Senior Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and Deputy Director of the NC Rural Health Research Program, all at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Dr. Pink teaches courses in healthcare finance and is involved in several research projects, including the Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue-specific Rural Research Studies, Rural Health Research Grant Program and the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation, all funded by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. 

Prior to receiving a PhD in corporate finance, he spent ten years in health services management, planning, and consulting. In the past 30 years, he has served on over 100 boards and committees of hospitals and other healthcare organizations. He has written more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and has made more than 250 presentations in ten countries. He is a member of the Board of Piedmont Health Service, a large community health center that provides primary health care to residents of five largely rural counties in North Carolina.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Researcher

2013, National Rural Health Association

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