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Dr. Frogner will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the health care workforce.
Dr. Frogner will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the health care workforce. She will begin by discussing the historic trends of the workforce and how they relate to the current health spending trajectory. She will then highlight ways in which the ACA could change these trends and what impact this may have on health spending projections.
Bianca K. Frogner, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Health Services Management and Leadership Department in The George Washington University (GW) School of Public Health and Health Services. Dr. Frogner teaches a graduate level course in Health Economics. Dr. Frogner’s research encompasses the topics of workforce, health IT, market competition and financing. She has lead and co-authored several papers and chapters on health care spending and international health systems comparisons in leading journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and Medical Care. Dr. Frogner has received funding from Kaiser Family Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, and National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Frogner has also served as a consultant to the World Bank and Gates Foundation.
Prior to joining GW, Dr. Frogner was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in 2009. She completed her PhD in health economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008. She received her BA at University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2001.