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Ryan Kandrack

Dr. Ryan Kandrack

Ryan Kandrack

Health Policy and Management PhD Candidate
Minor: Economics

Ryan Kandrack is a PhD candidate with a concentration in economics and an AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

His research interests include understanding the effects of changes in primary care organization, staffing, and payment on care delivery and patient outcomes; health care labor markets and workforce issues; productivity and efficiency, and applied econometrics and causal inference. Before coming to UNC, Ryan conducted health services research at the RAND Corporation and evaluated clinical programs and policies at UPMC Health Plan.

Key Publications

When rural hospitals close, the local physician workforce goes. Germack HD, Kandrack R, Martsolf GR (2019). Health Affairs, 38(12), 2086-2094.

Nurse practitioner scope of practice regulations and nurse practitioner supply. Kandrack R, Barnes H, Martsolf GR (2019). Medical Care Research and Review, Epub ahead of print.

Estimating associations between medical home adoption, utilization, and quality: A comparison of evaluation approaches. Martsolf GR, Kandrack R, Baird M, Friedberg MW (2018). Medical Care, 56(1), 25-30.

Describing primary care physician migration patterns and their implications for workforce distribution. Kandrack R, Martsolf GR, Reid RO, Friedberg MW (2019). Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34(7), 1108-1109.

Cost of transformation among primary care practices participating in a medical home pilot 2016. Martsolf GR, Kandrack R, Friedberg MW, Gabbay R.  (2016). Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(7), 723-31.


BS, Economics, Duquesne University, 2012

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