Douglas Bolon

Douglas Bolon, PhD

Ohio University

Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Social and Public Health

Contact Information

W324 Grover Center

Ohio University

Athens OH 45701

Phone: 740.593.4675

Fax: 740.593.0555


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, PhD

Arizona State University, MHSA


Dr. Douglas Bolon currently serves as Interim Chair for the Department of Social and Public Health. He also served as Associate Dean Fellow for the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University during the 2010/2011 academic year. Dr. Bolon was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award at Ohio University in 2002. He has published in several journals, including the Journal of Healthcare Management, Hospital Topics, and Health Services Management Research. He has served on the editorial board for both the Journal of Health Administration Education and Health Care Management Review. He has also judged student submissions for the American College of Healthcare Executives National Management Essay Competition on three separate occasions.

Research Interests

  • Organizational behavior/theory issues in healthcare

  • Hospital mission statements

  • Hospital governance

Practice Interests

  • Hospital governance

  • Human resources and labor relations

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

  • Faculty Appointments and Development Committee member

Capstone or Practicum Areas of Expertise

  • Inclusive of a wide array of topics pertaining to hospital management issues and organizational performance