Faculty Profile

Ebbin  Dotson, Ph.D, MHSA

Ebbin Dotson, Ph.D, MHSA

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
  • Director, The Collaborative
  • Faculty Director, UMSEP
  • Director, HMP Student Case Competition Program
  • M3509 SPH II
  • 1420 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Ebbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP), the Faculty Director for the UM Summer Enrichment Program (UMSEP), and the Director for the Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative (The Collaborative) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Dotson’s research topics include organizational theory and behavior, health equity,  leadership competencies, health professions pipelines, workforce diversity, predictive assessment, health literacy, and community health.

In HMP, Dr. Dotson teaches courses in organizational behavior,  eadership, and health equity management. He is the student case competition faculty director and is the faculty liaison to the HMP Alumni Board. Within SPH, Dr. Dotson supports recruitment and retention pipeline program initiatives, and advises the student organization Public Health Student of African Descent (PHSAD). On campus, Dr. Dotson enjoys his work with The Edward Ginsberg Center, the Center for Interprofessional Education, and the Men of Color Faculty Writing Group.

Before joining UM SPH, Dr. Dotson served as the Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and an Assistant Professor in Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Dotson received his PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health. He earned a Masters of Health Services Administration degree and a  Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was also an administrative fellow at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Dotson serves on the University of Michigan SPH Health Management and Policy Program Alumni board, and several of his community service efforts are focused on mentoring youth, especially young men.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health, Health Services & Policy Analysis Program, Concentration: Organizational Theory, 2008

  • Master of Health Services Administration, University of Michigan, School of Public, Health Health Management and Policy Program, 2001

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Sciences, & Arts, Major: Organizational Studies/Interflex (Pre-Medical/Medical Program), 1999

Dr. Dotson's research topics include organizational theory and behavior, health equity, leadership competencies, health professions pipelines, workforce diversity, predictive assessment, health literacy, and community health.

Selected Publications

  • Dotson, ED. (2019). My Ethos to Pathos: A Response to Dr. Filerman and his Professional Challenge to Us. Journal of Health Administration Education, 36(1), 23-26.

  • Dotson ED, Nimer B, Jagers J, Clarke C. (2018). Health Equity: A Post-Millennial's Definition for Boomers and Xers. Journal of  Health Administration Education, 35(3), 305-311.

  • Dotson ED, Bonam C, Jagers J. (2017). Redefining race as a process: Implications for healthcare leadership. Journal of Health Administration Education, 34(2), 295-318.

  • Enard K, Dotson ED, Broom K, Dean J, Wiltshire J, Elder K. (2017). Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Healthcare Management Education: Perspectives from program directors and students. Journal of Health Administration Education, 34(2), 191-212.

  • Dotson ED, Hibbler DK, and Scott L. (2017). Culture of learning cities: Connecting leisure and health for lifelong learning  communities. In Public Health and Welfare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 755-778). IGI Global.

  • Edward Ginsberg Center - Faculty Advisory Board (2019-present)

  • National Association of Health Services Executives - National Research Committee (2017-present)

  • Big Ten Academic Alliance - Health Equity Initiative - U-M Faculty Lead (2017-2018)

  • Detroit Institute for Population Healh Board of Directors (2016-2018)

  • University of Michigan Health Management and Policy Program Alumni Board (2011-present)