Donald E. Pathman, MD, MPH

North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center

Phone: 919.966.4270
Fax: 919.966.5764
Email: don_pathman@unc.edu

Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
725 Martin Luther King Blvd, UNC CB# 7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27515


Publications - (3)

  • Flux in Loan Repayment Programs for Healthcare Professionals With States' Budget Cuts and National Health Service Corps Budget Increases
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 05/2012
    This findings brief discusses how states' loan repayment programs are weathering the current economic conditions and competition with the expanding federal National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP). This brief also presents survey results from directors of 96 of the 98 identified state programs addressing questions on year-by-year changes in the size and composition of their workforce and budget changes.
  • The Proximity of Rural African American and Hispanic/Latino Communities to Physicians and Hospital Services
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 06/2001
    Assesses how local physician concentrations and distances to hospitals differ for rural communities of varying African American and Hispanic/Latino compositions. Uses data at the town-area level for nine southern and six western states to compare town-areas with low, medium, and high proportions of African Americans and Hispanics on their local physician-to-population ratios and distances to nearest hospital offering each of four levels of services. Among the findings are that rural Hispanics, but not African Americans, face longer travel distances to physicians, and both groups face longer distances to some types of hospital services than do non-minority rural individuals.
  • Proximity of Rural African-American and Hispanic/Latino Communities to Physicians and Hospital Services
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 05/2001
    This brief reports the findings of a study of how the African American and Hispanic/ Latino composition of rural communities relates to local physician concentrations, and relates to distances to hospitals offering various levels of services.