Researchers

SRHRC DIRECTOR

Jane Bolin

Jane N. Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN

jbolin@sph.tamhsc.edu

Project: The burden of diabetes in rural America

Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health and Director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center.

SRHRC ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Alva Ferdinand

Alva Ferdinand, DrPH, JD

ferdinand@sph.tamhsc.edu

Project: The burden of diabetes in rural America

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Assistant Director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center.


SRHRC FUNDED FACULTY

Timothy Callaghan

Timothy Callaghan, PhD

callaghan@sph.tamhsc.edu

Project: The burden of diabetes in rural America 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

Yan Hong

Alicia Hong, PhD, MS

yhong@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Project: Digital divide and rural-urban health disparities

Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

Ariun Ishdorj

Ariun Ishdorj, PhD

AIshdorj@tamu.edu

Project: Are rural mothers and infants benefitting from changes in national Women, Infants and Children (WIC) policy? 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.

Thomas McDonald

Thomas McDonald, PhD

tmcdonald@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Project: The influence of rurality and associated factors on childhood environmentally related exposures and health outcomes in a nationally represented sample

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the Department  of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

E. Lisako McKyer

E. Lisako McKyer, PhD, MPH

eljmckyer@tamu.edu 

Project: Are rural mothers and infants benefitting from changes in national Women, Infants and Children (WIC) policy? 

Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

Darcy McMaughan

Darcy McMaughan, PhD

dkmoudouni@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Project: Provision of skilled nursing in rural America: Skilled nursing facilities and swing beds 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health and Director of the SPH Program on Long-term Care, Aging and Disability Policy.

Michael Morrisey

Michael Morrisey, PhD
morrisey@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Project: Understanding Hispanic under-enrollment in the Affordable Care Act in rural American

Department Head and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross, DrPH, MS  

ross@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Project: The influence of rurality and associated factors on childhood environmentally related exposures and health outcomes in a nationally representative sample 

Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Studies at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

Samuel Towne

Samuel Towne, Jr., PhD, MPH, CPH

towne@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Project: The burden of diabetes in Rural America 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

David Washburn

David Washburn, ScD, SM

dwashburn@sph.tamhsc.edu

Project: Understanding Hispanic under-enrollment in the Affordable Care Act in rural American

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health


SRHRC FUNDED FACULTY

Jim Burdine

James N. Burdine, Dr.P.H.

jnburdine@sph.tamhsc.edu

Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, and Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Community Health Development.

Bita Kash

Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

bakash@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation.

Marcia Ory

Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH

mory@sph.tamhsc.edu 

Regents Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health and Director of the SPH Program on Health Promotion and Aging.