His interests include hospital finance, rural health, workforce, health policy, and patient-centered outcomes research.
In 2014, he received the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. In 2015 he was named Outstanding Researcher by the National Rural Health Association. Previously, he was Vice President of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, where he gained experience in North Carolina health policy. He previously served on the board of the North Carolina Health Insurance Risk Pool. His state policy work led to his 2010 Health Care Hero "Rising Star" award from the Triangle Business Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Rural Health and the NCMJ. He received his BS in Mathematics and Economics from Michigan State University and his PhD from the Department of Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Honors and AwardsOutstanding Researcher Award
2015, National Rural Health AssociationPhillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty
2014, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill40 Under 40 Leadership Award
2012, Triangle Business JournalMember
2012, North Carolina Institute of Medicine
Research ActivitiesRural healthcare
Patient-centered outcomes research
Policy implementation and policy development