Arrianna Marie Planey, MA, PhD
Dr. Arrianna Marie Planey is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and a fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Her research uses spatial, analytic, statistical and epidemiologic methods to study interactions among healthcare policies, healthcare access and utilization, and population-level health inequities. At the core of her research agenda is equity in access and outcomes, with attention to the intersections of race, class, gender and disability status. Dr. Planey’s ongoing research includes collaborative studies of birth outcomes (preterm birth and low birth weight) among Black immigrants in segregated neighborhoods, spatial mismatch by race and gender among workers in US metro areas and the disparate effects of rural hospital closures on acute care access. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina, Dr. Planey was a pre-doctoral fellow at Health Policy Research Scholars, a national leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Planey received a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in Social Sciences (concentration: Political Science) from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.