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Arrianna Marie Planey
MA PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center; Associate Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Faculty Fellow, Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Curriculum Vitae

Arrianna Marie Planey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is a health/medical geographer with expertise in measuring and conceptualizing health care access. Her methodological include health and healthcare equity, with a focus on the application of spatial analytic/statistical/epidemiologic methods. And her topical interests include interactions between health(care) policies, healthcare access and utilization and underlying, population-level health inequities, with the goal of identifying intervention points at the structural- and system-levels.

At the core of Dr. Planey’s research agenda is equity in access and outcomes, with attention to the intersections of race, class, gender, and disability status. Her work has addressed reproductive healthcare access and outcomes, health system restructuring and its impacts on population access to care, and the intersection of cancer care-related travel and financial burdens.

Dr. Planey is a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center (CPC) and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Additionally, she is an associate member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC).

She completed her PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, after earning her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley respectively. Her current work is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), American Cancer Society (ACS), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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