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ebbinEbbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA
Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health
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Brief Bio-Sketch
Ebbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA is the Assistant Professor of  Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  Before joining UofM, Dr. Dotson served as Assistant Dean of Urban Health and Diversity Programs and an Assistant Professor in Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Before joining UIC, Dr. Dotson served as the Executive Director of the Health Professions Pathway program at the City Colleges of Chicago, and had a faculty appointment at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He holds adjunct appointments at Rush University in the Department of Health Science and Management and the University of Texas School of Public Health in the Division of Management, Policy and Community Health. Dr. Dotson’s research topics include community health, health care management, policy, leadership, diversity, health disparities, and the macro-micro management nexus in healthcare organizations. He is currently engaged in research that focuses on identifying predictive assessment measures that help support the business case for leadership diversity within organizations. His most recent article, published with Joanne Howard, Ph.D. and Diane Howard, Ph.D., appeared in Learning Cities for Adult Learners, spring, 2015.

Research Interests
Dr. Dotson is interested in building the business case for pipeline programs that increase the diversity of the health workforce. The notion that we can have a workforce development impact, specifically in the development and training of health practitioners that serve minority populations, is a strong motivator for my research agenda. At one end are healthcare leaders, and at the other end are students interested in public health and health sciences. One of my research goals is to strengthen this pathway as a function of addressing leadership diversity, both at the micro level with organizational investments, and at the macro level with policy based integration of health equity practices.

I bring experience creating curricula for health science programs, as well as developing community-based educational pipelines for health professions. My role in this project will also support my research on workforce diversity, health safety nets, and building infrastructures for better community health delivery. It will also provide ways for the team to explore the impact of targeted recruitment and training activities on increasing public health human capital resources in medically underserved areas.

Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 734-936-4174

Mailing Address:
University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights, M3118
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2029