Patricia Pittman TabsBio Patricia (Polly) Pittman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. She is also the co-director of the GW Health Workforce Institute and is the PI for the HRSA-funded Health Workforce Research Center. Dr. Pittman teaches and focuses her research on health workforce policy. Her recent focus is on workforce innovations in the context of system change. She has provided research support for the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing and with support from the MacArthur Foundation, has led a series of studies examining the recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals to the U.S. Prior to joining the Department of Health Policy in 2010, she taught comparative health systems at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and served as Executive Vice President of AcademyHealth. Over the years, she has worked as a consultant on health systems research for the Pan American Health Organization, WHO’s Tropical Disease Research Program, World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, and multiple foundations. In the early part of her career she lived in Argentina, where she worked in human rights and later as the Director of Social Programs for the Province of Buenos Aires. ExpertiseExpertise: Healthcare WorkforceEducation: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004 Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology, University of Buenos Aires, 2002 Residency in International Health, Pan American Health Organization, 1995 Diploma in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Buenos Aires, 1989 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Yale University, 1980 Teaching: PubH 6399.17: Health Workforce Policy PubH 6320: Advanced Health Policy Analysis PubH 6442: Comparative Health System (Fall 2011) Community Service: Professor Pittman serves on UnitedHealth Group’s External Nursing Advisory Board and the Executive Committee for the International Labor Recruitment Working Group. Institutes and Centers: Center for Health Care Quality GW Health Workforce Institute ResearchResearch: Professor Pittman’s research focuses on migration of health workers and health workforce policies in the United States. PublicationsPublications: Selected Publications Pittman P, Forrest E. The Changing Role of RNs in Pioneer ACOs. Nursing Outlook. 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2015.05.008 Pittman P. Alternative Approaches to the Governance of Transnational Labor Recruitment. International Migration Review. 2015; 1(46):93-99. Pittman P, Bass E, Hargraves J, Herrera C, Thompson P. The Future of Nursing: Monitoring the Progress of Recommended Changes in Hospitals, Home Care and Hospice, and Nurse-Led Clinics. JONA. 2015; 45(2):93-99. Ku L, Frogner B, Steinmetz E, Pittman P. Many Paths to Primary Care: Flexible Staffing and Productivity at Community Health Centers. Health Affairs. 2015; 34(1): 95-103. Pittman P, Frogner B, Bass E, Dunham C. International Recruitment of Allied Health Professionals to the U.S. Journal of Allied Health. 2014; 43 (2):79-87. Pittman P, Kurtzman E, Johnson J. Academic Progression Models in Nursing: Design Decisions Faced by Administrators in Four Case Studies. Journal of Nursing Education. 2014; 53(6): 329-335. Pittman P, Horton K, Terry M., Bass E. 2014. Residency Programs for Home Health and Hospice Nurses: Prevalence, Barriers, and Potential Policy Responses. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2014; 26(2): 86-91. Pittman P, Shaffer F, Davis C, Herrera C. Patterns of Employment-Based Discrimination of Newly Arrived Foreign-Educated Nurses. American Journal of Nursing. 2014; 114(1): 38-47. Pittman P, Herrera C, Horton K, Thompson P, Ware J, Terry M. Health Care Employers’ Policies on Nurse Education. Journal of Healthcare Management. 2013; 58(6): 399-411. Pittman P, Herrera C, Bass E, Thompson P. Residency Programs for New Nurse Graduates: How widespread are they and what are the primary obstacles to further adoption? Journal of Nursing Administration. 2013; 43(11): 597-602. Pittman P. Nursing Workforce Education, Migration, and the Quality of Health Care: A Global Challenge. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2013; 25(4): 1-3. Pittman P, William B. Physician Wages in States with Expanded APRN Scope of Practice. Nursing Research and Practice. 2012; Article ID 671974, 5 pages. Pittman P, Herrera C, Spetz J, Davis C. Immigration and Contract Problems Experienced by Foreign-Educated Nurses. Medical Care Research and Review. 2012; 69(3): 351-365. Pittman P. Health Services Research in 2020: Data and Methods Needs for the Future. Health Services Research. 2010; 45(5): 1431-1441. Pittman P, Folsom A, Bass E. U.S.-Based Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses: Implications of an Emerging Industry. American Journal of Nursing. 2010; 110(6): 38-48. Pittman P, Holve E. The Health Services Researcher of 2020: A Summit to Assess the Fields' Workforce Needs. Health Services Research. 2009; 44(6): 2198-2213. Waters H, Hobart J, Forrest C, Siemens K, Pittman P, Murthy A, Vanderver G, Anderson G, Morlock L. Health Insurance Coverage in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends and Challenges. Health Affairs. 2008; 27(2): 478-486. Pittman P, Aiken LH, Buchan J. International Migration of Nurses: Introduction. Health Services Research. 2007; 42 (3): 1275-1280. Pittman P. Beyond the Sound of One Hand Clapping: Experiences in Six Countries Using Health Equity Research in Policy. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2006; 31(1). Pittman P, Arnold SB, Schlette S. Care Management in Germany and the U.S.: An Expanded Laboratory. Health Care Financing Review. 2005; 27(1): 9-19. Croghan T, Pittman P. Our Medicine Cabinet: What’s in it, Why and Can we Change it? Health Affairs. 2004; 23(1): 23-33. Pittman P, Rodriguez P, Blatt G. Impact Assessment of Health Workers for Change; A Quality of Care Intervention in Avellaneda, Argentina. Health Policy and Planning. 2001; 16:40-46. Ouma W, Laisser R, Mbilima M, Araoye M, Pittman P, Agyepong I, Zakari M, Fonn S., Vlassoff C. The impact of Health Workers for Change in seven settings: a useful management and health system development tool. Health Policy and Planning. 2001; 16:40-46. Pittman P. Gendered Experiences of Health Care, International Journal of Quality on Health Care. 1999; 11(5): 397-405. Pittman P. Necesidades de atención de hombres y mujeres con diabetes e hipertensión (Health Care Needs of Men and Women with Diabetes and Hypertension). Revista Mujer y Salud. 1998; 4: 53-57. Pittman P and Hartigan P. Gender Inequity: An Issue for Quality Assessment Researchers and Managers, Health Care for Women International. 1996; 17: 469-486. Pittman P and Hartigan P. Calidad de Atención y la perspectiva de género, Revista Mujer y Salud. 1995; No.3-4: 19-24.