Bianca Kiyoe Frogner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS), and Deputy Director of the Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI-Lab) in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Frogner is a health economist (NIH T32 trainee) with expertise in health services delivery, health workforce, labor economics, health spending, health insurance coverage and reimbursement, international health systems, and welfare reform. She has experience working with big data such as health insurance claims data and the American Community Survey. Dr. Frogner has received external funding from local, state, and federal agencies including Health Resources and Services Administration and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She has published in leading health care journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research and Medical Care. She has provided services to The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to address health workforce issues. In 2016, Dr. Frogner served on an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Consensus Study Committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. She has also received training on the Lean Startup methodology through a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program to translate research ideas into business ideas. Dr. Frogner completed a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Frogner received her PhD in health economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and BA at University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology.

Involvement at AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Members - 2018 Annual Research Meeting