Ebbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health
Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 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
California at Berkeley School of Public Health. He also earned a Masters of Health Services
Administration degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the
Department of Health Management and Policy. During the time between these two
degrees, he was an administrative fellow at the University of Michigan Health System.
Research Interests & Projects
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 engaged in research that focuses on identifying predictive
assessment measures that help support the business case for leadership diversity within
organizations. He was recently awarded an HRSA-sponsored HCOP grant to support
student navigation through health professions training, and a USDA/NIFA grant to support
health nutrition research in Hispanic communities.
His most recent research project completions include a Health Professions Pathways
research project at CCC, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored New Connections
grant focusing on federally funded pipeline program evaluation, and an RWJF/AUPHA
sponsored study on faculty diversity in health management educational programs.
Dr. Dotson serves on the University of Michigan SPH Health Management and Policy
Program Alumni board, and the University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program
Advisory Board. Several of his community service efforts are focused on mentoring
minority youth, especially young men. Dr. Dotson cofounded the Center for Health Career
Development, a 501(c)3 organization committed to increasing the health care career
pipeline for high school students, primarily in Oakland, CA. He also served on the Board of
Directors for the West Oakland Health Center and the Michigan-based C.H.A.N.G.E.
Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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