Mark Holmes, PhD, is a trained applied econometrician in labor and health economics. He is the Director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, where he is also the Director of the North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center and the Co-Director of the Program on Health Care Economics and Finance. His research expertise is focused on rural health and health policies, particularly health care utilization and using administrative datasets to capture area-level health care access, utilization, and burden of disease. Previously, he was Vice President of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, where he gained experience in North Carolina health policy. He previously served on the board of the North Carolina Health Insurance Risk Pool. His state policy work led to his 2010 Health Care Hero “Rising Star” award from the Triangle Business Journal. In 2019 Dr. Holmes was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, an independent advisory group focused on health care challenges in rural America. He collaborates with several Cancer Outcomes members, including Don Rosenstein and Stephanie Wheeler, on projects examining and addressing the burden of financial toxicity on cancer patients in rural North Carolina.
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Director, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill