Daniel Skinner

PhD Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Dublin, OH

Daniel Skinner, PhD, has been Co-Director of the Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship since 2018, having previously served as Assistant Director to Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, since 2014. Dr. Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Dublin, Ohio. His scholarly interests include healthcare politics and policy; the politics of medicine and disease; hospital-community relations; gender politics; and medical rhetoric. At OU-HCOM, Dr. Skinner designed and currently teaches an innovative course in health policy entitled “Health Policy & Systems.”

Dr. Skinner has published peer-reviewed articles in a wide range of academic journals and is author of Medical Necessity: healthcare Access and the Politics of Decision Making (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and co-editor of Not Far From Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio (Ohio State University Press, 2019). He is currently in the process of completing his third book, a coauthored study entitled The City and the Hospital: A Sociology of Hospital and Community Development (University of Chicago Press).

Dr. Skinner is also Editor-in-Chief for the journal World Medical & Health Policy (Wiley), Program Director for Ohio University’s Cuba Comparative Health Systems Program and host of Prognosis Ohio, a healthcare podcast produced in collaboration with the Columbus-based NPR affiliate, WCBE. Dr. Skinner holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from City University of New York, The Graduate Center.