About GMU Research

George Mason University’s experienced health services researchers have been an integral part of national and state-level health workforce studies for more than a decade. More recently, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation asked Mason to develop a program evaluation of their signature initiative, Claude Moore Scholars Program, to expand Career and Technical Education programs in health sciences. The research includes and state-wide health workforce analysis to support the Foundations strategic initiative to deploy the Scholars program across the commonwealth.

The mission of George Mason University health workforce team is to provide information that informs health workforce planners, both public and private, and economic development initiatives across the commonwealth of Virginia. The research supports decision-makers at local, regional, and state levels and in multiple sectors of the health industry, government, and education. The aim of this research is to assist health, professional, and educational organizations, and other stakeholders to understand issues related to the supply, demand, distribution, and use of health workers.

Participating teams had less than 24 hours to develop a solution to address the issues presented in the case, which focused on challenges associated with health equity, Medicaid, and telehealth. The rules required each teamwork independently, without assistance from faculty coaches, to develop a recommended intervention to make health care more accessible to underrepresented populations. Groups participated in two rounds of live presentations the following day.


Dr. PJ Maddox, EdD, MSN, RN

Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD

Tammie M. Jones, PhD(c), MHA

Professor and Chair,

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Associate Professor,

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Division Director,

Programs in Health Informatics


Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics

Research Manager,

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Project Manager,

Claude Moore Scholars Research

Alex Schulte

Neil McCray, PhD(c)

Sri Rebala

Suhashini Ramanathan

Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant