Clese Erikson, M.P.Aff., is the Deputy Director of the Health Workforce Research Center on Emerging Health Workforce Issues at The George Washington University (GW) and a member of the senior leadership team of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity. She is currently the Principle Investigator on a three year behavioral health workforce study funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She has published peer review articles on structural racism, telehealth, the workforce implications of new care delivery models, accountable care organizations, care coordination roles in value-based care, consumer interest in seeing nurse practitioners and physician assistants, primary care and specialty specific workforce issues, and medical school enrollment trends.
Prior to joining GW, Ms. Erikson was senior director of the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) where she was responsible for overseeing the Center’s research strategy, directed efforts on how workforce needs are evolving under new payment and delivery models and regularly convened workforce researchers to enhance methods and dissemination of findings. Ms. Erikson was also a founding member of the leadership team of an interprofessional student learning collaborative on hot spotting sponsored by the Camden Coalition, Primary Care Progress, and the AAMC. Prior to joining the AAMC, Ms. Erikson was director of research for the American Medical Group Association where she focused on patient safety and quality improvement initiatives and patient and provider satisfaction studies. She received her Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.