Leah E. Masselink

Leah E. Masselink

Leah E. Masselink


Associate Professor

Full-time Faculty

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Health Policy and Management


Office Phone: 202-994-7183
Milken Institute School of Public Health 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Office: 606 - Floor 6 Washington DC 20052

Dr. Masselink is an Associate 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.

Health Services Research

Healthcare Workforce

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

HSML 6206: Quantitative Methods and Epidemiology in Health Services

PUBH 4140W: Senior Seminar

PUBH 6012: Fundamentals of Health Policy

Journal referee for American Journal of Managed CareArchives of Public HealthCases in Public Health Communication & MarketingGlobal Health ActionHuman Resources for HealthInternational Journal of Nursing StudiesJournal of Health Care for the Poor & UnderservedMedical Care Research & ReviewNursing Education in PracticePLOS ONESocial Science & MedicineWomen's Health Issues, and World Medical & Health Policy.

Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity

Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Dr. Masselink's research interests include innovative use of health workers, organizational change in healthcare and the impact of health system transformation on safety net providers.

Lee AI, Masselink LE, De Castro LM, Marshall AL, Connell NT, Dent GA, Fritz J, Homer M, Lucas TL, Naik RP, Nelson M, O'Connell CL, Rajasekhar A, Reynolds RJ, Sharma D, Smith M, Weeks LD, Erikson CE. Burnout in US hematologists and oncologists: impact of compensation models and advanced practice provider support. Blood Adv. 2023;7(13):3058-3068.

Reisdorff EJ, Masselink LE, Gallahue FE, Suter RE, Chappell BP, Evans DD, Salsberg E, Marco CA. Factors associated with emergency physician income. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2023;4(2):e12949.

Butt A, Mankbadi M, Erikson C, Marshall A, Masselink LE, Tong G, Hafler J, Podoltsev N, Lee AI. Bias against international medical graduates in the hematology/oncology fellowship recruitment process: Findings from a nationwide survey of fellowship program directors. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022;18(12):783-787.

Masselink LE, Erikson CE, Connell NT, De Castro LM, Dent GA, Marshall AL, Naik RP, Nelson M, O'Connell CL, Rajasekhar A, Sharma D, Smith M, Lee AI. Associations between hematology/oncology fellows' training and mentorship experiences and hematology-only career plans. Blood Advances 2019 Nov 12; 3(21): 3278-3286.

Masselink LE, Lewis J, Coleman C, Wood SF. Title X-funded health center staff members' perspectives on barriers to insurance use for confidential family planning services. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health 2018 June; 50(2): 51-57.

Frogner BK, Wu X, Ku L, Pittman P, Masselink LE. Do years of experience with electronic health records matter for productivity of community health centers? Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 2017 Jan-Feb; 40(1): 36-47.

Pittman P, Masselink L, Bade L, Frogner B, Ku L. Factors determining medical staff configurations in community health centers: CEO perspectives. Journal of Healthcare Management 2016 Sept-Oct; 61(5): 364-377.

Pratt-Chapman M, Willis A, Masselink L. Core competencies for oncology patient navigators.  Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship 2015 Apr; 6(2): 16-21.

Masselink LE, Jones CB. Immigration policy and internationally educated nurses in the United States: A brief history.  Nursing Outlook 2014 Jan-Feb; 62(1): 39-45.

Masselink LE, Lee SYD. Government officials' representation of nurses and migration in the Philippines. Health Policy & Planning 2013 Jan; 28(1): 90-9.

Cho SH, Masselink LE, Jones CB, Mark BA. Internationally educated nurse hiring: geographic distribution, community, and hospital characteristics. Nursing Economic$ 2011 Nov-Dec; 29(6): 308-16.

Masselink LE. North Carolina's health care workforce: how global are we? North Carolina Medical Journal 2010 Sep-Oct; 71(5): 442-5.

Masselink LE, Lee SY.  Nurses, Inc.: expansion and commercialization of nursing education in the Philippines. Social Science & Medicine 2010 Jul; 71(1): 166-72.

Masselink LE, Lee SY, Konrad TR.Workplace relational factors and physicians' intention to withdraw from practice. Health Care Management Review 2008 Apr-Jun; 33(2): 178-87.