William L. Dowling
The Department of Health Services is the home for an extraordinarily talented and productive group of faculty and students. Their interests are far-ranging, but all share the aim of discovering ways to improve the effectiveness and equity of society's efforts to improve the health of the population.
EducationPhD University of Michigan, 1971 (Medical Care Organization)
MA University of Michigan, 1970 (Economics)
MBA University of Chicago, 1961 (Business (Hospital Administration))
BA Duke University, 1959 (Business Administration)
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office: H-670B, Health Sciences Building
School of Public Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
campus box: 357660
Professor Dowling served as Chair of the Department of Health Services from 1994-2008. He was first appointed to the faculty in 1974, serving as Director of the MHA Program until 1981. From 1981 to 1994, Dowling was employed as Vice President for Planning and Development in the corporate headquarters of the Providence Health System where he was responsible for system strategic planning, linking system and institutional planning, and government affairs. He returned to the University in 1994. Dowling's main interests are in the development and execution of strategy in health care organizations and in understanding factors that affect organizational performance.
Wong B, Dowling WL. Organizing and sizing an integrated delivery system: building a common strategic vision for hospitals and physicians. Health Syst Lead. 1994 Apr;1(2):31-6. PMID: 10140244
Durbin S, Haglund C, Dowling W. Integrating strategic planning and quality management in a multi-institutional system. Qual Manag Health Care. 1993 Summer;1(4):24-34. PMID: 10131008
Dowling WL. The insurance industry's role in reforming delivery. Front Health Serv Manage. 1992 Fall;9(1):36-40. PMID: 10120465
Conrad DA, Dowling WL. Vertical integration in health services: theory and managerial implications. Health Care Manage Rev. 1990 Fall;15(4):9-22. PMID: 2266012
PI. Literature review on approaches to integrating patient care services, formal clinical integration models, factors that facilitate and impede clinical integration, and "best practices". Center for Health Management Research.