Dr. Jane Bolin is the Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA) recipient of the 2016 Rural Health Academic/Preceptor Award. Dr. Bolin received the award at the TRHA Annual Conference on March 30 in Austin, Texas.
[Photo: Dr. Jane Bolin]
Dr. Bolin is a professor in the department of health policy and management at the Texas A&M School of Public Health and director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center (SRHRC), a nationally funded center established more than a decade ago to address the needs of rural and underserved populations across Texas and the nation. Just this past year, the SRHRC was awarded a four-year, $2.8 million dollar grant as one of seven cooperative research center agreements funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to research critical health issues facing rural populations in our country. The center comprises a unique combination of faculty expertise in health policy, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease and is the home of Rural Healthy People 2020, a companion document to Healthy People 2020.
“I was honored to receive the TRHA annual award for academic mentor and preceptor, but the award reflects the great team of faculty researchers, doctoral student health policy researchers, and the incredible staff dedicated to the Southwest Rural Health Research Center,” said Dr. Bolin.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Oregon Health Sciences University, her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law and her PhD in Health Services Research from Pennsylvania State University.