Patricia (Polly) Pittman  is the Fitzhugh Mullan Professor of Health Workforce Equity at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. As director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Professor Pittman has built an extensive research enterprise focusing on policies that enable to health workforce to better address health equity, including protection of labor rights of health workers. Her current portfolio includes directing two HRSA-supported Health Workforce Research Centers, as well as several foundation supported grants. Trained in medical anthropology and public health, she works with interdisciplinary teams in mixed methods designs. She has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and has served as PI on over 40 research grants relating to health workforce policy. These most recently include a background paper commissioned by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for the new National Academies of Medicine Committee on Nursing 2020-2030. She teaches Health Workforce Policy.