Ebbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, faculty director for the U-M Summer Enrichment Program (UMSEP), and director for the new Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative (The Collaborative) at U-M School of Public Health. His research topics include organizational theory and behavior, health equity, leadership competencies, health professions pipelines, workforce diversity, predictive assessment, health literacy, and community health. He promotes curriculum and clinical innovations in interprofessional education and collaborative practice along the health sciences pathways and disciplines. With previous experience in the development and design of interprofessional education programs, Dr. Dotson will use The Collaborative to foster interprofessional health professions training initiatives and faculty development.
Dr. Dotson was recently awarded an HRSA-sponsored Health Career Opportunity Program grant to support student navigation through health professions training, and a U.S. Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to support health nutrition research in Hispanic communities. Before joining U-M SPH, he served as the assistant dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and an assistant professor in Community Health Sciences at the UI-Chicago School of Public Health. He received his PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from UC-Berkeley School of Public Health. He earned a MHSA from the U-M SPH and was an administrative fellow at U-M Health System. He serves on the U-M SPH Health Management and Policy alumni board, and several of his community service efforts are focused on mentoring minority youth, especially young men.