Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, RN

Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.436.9468
Fax: 979.436.9598
Email: jbolin@srph.tamhsc.edu

Healthy Policy & Management Department
Texas A&M University
School of Public Health
TAMU 1266
College Station, TX 77843-1266


Current Projects - (2)

  • How Well are We Doing Meeting Healthy People 2020 Mortality Objectives at Midterm? Rural v. Urban Differences
    The purpose of this project is to conduct a midterm examination of urban versus rural disparities in meeting Healthy People 2020 mortality objectives for the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. utilizing existing secondary databases.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Health disparities and health equity
  • Rural/Urban Differences in Chronic Diseases and Delay of Needed Care
    This project examines rural versus urban differences in the prevalence, incidence, stage, and severity of several chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, and selected cancers. There is a focus on delayed access to needed care and whether rural residents present later and with more advanced disease states.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Cancer, Chronic diseases and conditions, Health disparities and health equity

Completed Projects - (3)

  • Chronic Disease Management in Rural Areas: Examination of Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care Programs
    The goal of this project was to advance knowledge of the use of disease management (DM) to address chronic conditions among rural populations, analyzing information from participating health plans and providers about special challenges and effective strategies in DM initiatives targeting rural populations.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Medicaid and S-CHIP, Medicare
  • The Burden of Diabetes in Rural America
    The purpose of this project is to determine rural versus urban differences in type 2 diabetes prevalence, morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Diabetes complications, disparities and associated demographics are reported. A comparison of Mexican-American border versus non-border states is also included.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Diabetes, Health disparities and health equity, Minority health
  • Use and Effect on Patients of Disease Management in Rural Areas
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topic: Health services

Publications - (8)