Leah E. Masselink TabsBio Dr. Masselink is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management. Before coming to GW, she earned a PhD in Health Policy & Management (Sociology/Organizational Studies Minor) from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC School of Nursing. Her work at UNC included studies of the role of nursing schools and other organizations in nurse migration in the Philippines and a survey of internationally educated nurses in the United States. Dr. Masselink has served as a consultant on projects focusing on health worker engagement, productivity and performance management with the Health Workforce Development team for the USAID Health Care Improvement Project. Her current projects focus on the effects of health system transformation on healthcare organizations and the healthcare workforce, innovative uses of health workers, and culture change in healthcare organizations. ExpertiseEducation: Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Studies, Duke University, 2002 Doctor of Philosophy, Health Policy & Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Program in Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes, UNC School of Nursing, 2009-2011 Teaching: HSML 6202: Introduction to the US Healthcare System HSML 6206: Quantitative Methods and Epidemiology in Health Services HSML 6268: Economics and Quantitative Methods (MHA@GW) Community Service: Journal referee for Archives of Public Health, Human Resources for Health, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Social Science & Medicine, and World Medical & Health Policy. Institutes and Centers: HRSA Health Workforce Research Center ResearchResearch: Dr. Masselink's research interests include innovative use of health workers, the globalization of the healthcare workforce, health workforce migration, and organizational change in healthcare. PublicationsPublications: Pratt-Chapman M, Willis A, Masselink L. Core competencies for oncology patient navigators. JONS. 2015 Apr; 6(2): 16-21. Masselink LE, Jones CB. Immigration policy and internationally educated nurses in the United States: A brief history. Nurs Outlook. 2014 Jan-Feb; 62(1):39-45. Masselink LE, Lee SYD. Government officials' representation of nurses and migration in the Philippines. Health Policy Plan. 2013 Jan; 28(1):90-9. Cho SH, Masselink LE, Jones CB, Mark BA. Internationally educated nurse hiring: geographic distribution, community, and hospital characteristics. Nurs Econ. 2011 Nov-Dec; 29(6):308-16. Masselink LE. North Carolina's health care workforce: how global are we? NC Med J. 2010 Sep-Oct; 71(5):442-5. Masselink LE, Lee SY. Nurses, Inc.: expansion and commercialization of nursing education in the Philippines. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jul; 71(1):166-72. Masselink LE, Lee SY, Konrad TR.Workplace relational factors and physicians' intention to withdraw from practice. Health Care Manage Rev. 2008 Apr-Jun; 33(2):178-87.