Bianca K. Frogner

Bianca K. Frogner

Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, and Director of the Primary Care Innovation Lab, University of Washington

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Bianca K. Frogner, PhD is Professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine at University of Washington (UW). She is also the Director of the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) and Director of the Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI-Lab), both housed in the Department of Family Medicine. She is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health in the School of Public Health. Dr. Frogner is a health economist with expertise in health services delivery, health workforce, labor economics, health spending, health insurance coverage and reimbursement, and international health systems.

She is the Principal Investigator of two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) grants, one focused on allied health and another focused on the training and education of health professionals to address health equity. She currently serves on the Washington state Health Care Cost Transparency Board. Dr. Frogner has been called upon by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, including to serve on the Consensus Study Committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. She has given state and federal testimony to inform health workforce policies. Dr. Frogner’s has produced over 150 publications including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports. She has delivered over 250 scholarly presentations and has appeared in media outlets including CNN, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Vox, and Politico. Dr. Frogner has been recognized for her excellence in research and mentorship.

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.