Edward Salsberg has been a national leader studying the supply, demand, distribution, use, and education of the health workforce for more than 35 years. Ed is currently a lead research scientist at the Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University where he directs the Health Workforce Diversity Initiative. He has published extensively on the health workforce. A common thread of his work has been bringing more data and improved research methods to assess health workforce needs, trends, and developments across states, specialties, and occupations and for high need populations and using this data and research to inform policies and programs.
Prior to joining GWU, Ed founded and directed three health workforce research centers: the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the US Department of Health and Human Services where he oversaw health workforce research, studies and projections designed to help assure an adequate supply and distribution of health workers; the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges; and the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health at the SUNY University at Albany. Ed is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. He holds a master’s in public administration (MPA) from NYU’s Wagner school.