Susie Gurzenda


  • MS, Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2019
  • BA, Economics and International Studies, Kenyon College, 2014


Susie Gurzenda, a research project manager at the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program (NCRHRP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, works with Dr. Reiter and Dr. Pink on projects focused on rural hospital operational and financial improvement. Before joining NCRHRP, she supported research at Harvard Chan exploring demographic patterns of mortality associated with COVID-19. Her prior work experience and training focused on economic evaluations of public health interventions and federal rule makings effecting population health.

Research Interests

  • Access to care
  • Health care finance
  • Population health