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Edward Salsberg, MPH

Director
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
Bureau of Health Professions
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
5600 Fishers Lane Room
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301/443-9355
E-mail: edward.salsberg@hhs.hrsa.gov

In August 2010, Mr. Salsberg joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the director of the new National Center for Health Workforce Analysis established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The National Center, which is located in the Bureau of Health Professions within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is responsible for providing health workforce information and data to assist national and state health workforce policies, as well as health and education sector decision-making related to the health workforce. The Center will be a focal point for the collection, analysis and dissemination of health workforce data.

Prior to joining HRSA, Mr. Salsberg was the founding director of the Center for Workforce Studies and a senior director at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAMC Center was established in 2004 to inform the medical education community, policymakers and the public as to the nation’s current and future physician workforce needs. Prior to joining AAMC, Mr. Salsberg was the executive director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, which he established in 1996 at the School of Public Health at the University at Albany of the State University of New York. From 1984 until 1996, Mr. Salsberg was a bureau director at the New York State Department of Health.

Mr. Salsberg is on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He is a frequent speaker across the country and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and papers on the health workforce. Mr. Salsberg has been a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Medical Workforce Collaborative since 1999 and was chair from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Salsberg received his master's degree in public administration from the Wagner School at New York University.