Jane Bolin's Portrait

Jane Bolin

Professor & Associate Dean

School of Public Health


Jane Bolin’s research focuses on law, ethics, compliance & regulation; chronic disease management; and rural and underserved populations.

Bolin is associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, Professor and Director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. The Southwest Rural Health Research Center addresses the needs of rural and underserved populations across Texas and the nation by bringing together a unique combination of faculty expertise in health policy, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics and chronic disease.

She has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on nine grants or contracts and has been solely or jointly responsible for over $10.5 million in federal, state, and foundation funding to the TAMHSC and the School of Public Health.

She is also lead PI of the national Rural Healthy People 2020 publication, which has been disseminated nationally and has brought substantial recognition to the School of Public Health, such as invited presentations at ASPPH, NRHA, APHA, and multiple state conferences.

Over the past five years she has authored or co-authored 25 peer reviewed articles, edited a book, co-authored six book chapters, given 11 invited scientific presentations and participated as author in 22 poster presentations and supported several graduate students. She is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University, University of Oregon, and Penn State University.