Go to content Go to site map

Dr. Jane Bolin, B.S.N., J.D. Ph.D.

Skip breadcrumb navigation jnb

Associate Professor
Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Mailing Address:

School of Rural Public Health, Health Policy & Management
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266

Phone: 979.862-4238
Fax: 979.458.0656

PHPM 616 800 Class Fall 2007


Education and Post-Graduate Training

Ph.D. Health Services Research, The Pennsylvania State University-2002
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Law, University of Oregon- 1982
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health & Sciences University - 1978

Teaching Interests

Health Law & Ethics
Public Health Law
Human Resource Management
Risk Management & Compliance


Research Interests

Chronic Disease Management, Rural and Minority Disparities, Health law & Ethics Issues.


Jane N. Bolin, R.N., J.D., Ph.D. is the Director for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center at Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health in College Station, Texas and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management.  Dr. Bolin is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rural Health and has served as special editor for the Texas Public Health Association Journal. Dr. Bolin’s current and past research focus has been on the problems and needs of rural and underserved populations, including serving as PI on a two year HRSA/ORHP funded grant examining chronic disease management in rural areas, and as Co-PI on a CDC funded grant employing community based participatory research methods evaluating and targeting diabetes prevention and management in rural, underserved communities in Central Texas. Most recently, Dr. Bolin served as Co-PI on an NIH funded P-20 grant to conduct an investigation of the feasibility of establishing a Center for Clinical Translation Science for the benefit of rural and underserved areas of Texas.  She also served as PI on a grant from the State of Missouri to conduct a cost-effectiveness evaluation of state funded home visiting programs for high risk pregnant teenagers in Missouri.

Dr. Bolin’s 15+ years of practice as an attorney in health related areas and her practice in nursing, including critical care, (ICU/CCU) provide a unique research and policy perspective on issues related to health law as it intersects with the regulation of hospitals and health organizations. 


Selected Publications:


Bolin, JN, Gamm, LD, Vest, J, Edwardson, N., Miller, T; Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Will Healthcare Reform Provide New Options for Rural Communities and Providers? Family & Community Health, Vol. __No. ___2011 (in press).

Forjuoh SN, Huber C, Bolin JN, Patil SP, Gupta M, Helduser JW, Holleman S, Ory MG. Provision of counseling on diabetes self-management:  Are there any age disparities? Patient Education and Counseling (in press). 

Forjuoh SN, Bolin JN, Gupta M, Huber C, Helduser JW, Holleman S, Robertson A, Ory MG.  Disparities in diabetes management by race/ethnicity in a primary care clinic in Central Texas.  Texas Medicine November 2010.

Vest JR, Bolin JN, Miller TR, Gamm LD, Siegrist TE, and Martinez LE. Medical Homes: Where You Stand on Definitions Depends on Where You Sit. Medical Care Research & Review. Aug;67(4):393-411. Epub 2010 May 6.

Ory, M, Conklin, M., Bolin, J., Prochaska, J., Zhan, D., Burdine, J., Meir, N., (2009) Socio-demographic and health care characteristics of Colonia residents: The role of life stage in predicting health risks and diabetes status in a disadvantaged Hispanic population, Ethnicity & Disease, (In press). [PMID 19769010] 

Prochaska, JD, Mier N, Bolin, JN, Hora, KL, Clark, HR, and Ory, MG. (2009). Assessing diabetes practices in clinical settings: precursor to building community partnerships around disease management. J Community Health, 2009 Dec;34(6):493-9. [PMID 19760492] 

Bolin, JN, Mechler, K., Holcomb, J., Williams, J., (2008). An alternative strategy for resolving ethical dilemmas in rural healthcare. American Journal of Bioethics, 8(4) 1 – 3.  

Resnick, B., Ory, MG, Hora, K, Rogers, ME, Page, P, Bolin, JN, Lyle, RM, Sipe C., Chodzko-Zajko, W., Bazzarre, TL, (2008). A proposal for a new screening paradigm and tool called Exercise Assessment and Screening for You (EASY), J. Aging Phys Act. Apr; 16(2) 215-33. [PMID 18483443] 

Bolin, JN, Fulton, D., Hora, K.L. Martinez, L.E., Prochaska, J.D., Ory, M., (2007).CBPR approaches to diabetes education in rural areas:  Use of a touch screen computer-assisted diabetes self-management education. Texas Public Health Association Journal, Vol. 59 (2) 28 - 32 

Bolin, JN, Ory, M., (2007). Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR):  How communities in Texas can improve health through CBPR. Texas Public Health Association Journal, Vol. 59 (1) 6 - 9 

Gamm, L.D., Kash, B., Bolin, J.N. Organizational Technologies for Transforming Care: Measures and Strategies for Pursuit of IOM Quality Aims. (2007) Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Vol. 30 (1) 291 - 301. 

Shipp, E. M., Cooper, S. P., del Junco, D. J., & Bolin, J. N. (2007). Pesticide safety training among Farm worker adolescents from Starr County, Texas. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 13 (3) 311-321 


To view Dr. Bolin's NIH Bio-Sketch click here.

To view Dr. Bolin's full CV click here.


Return to the Directory