• Wilson_PortraitPosition:  Assistant Professor
  • DepartmentSchool of Health Sciences 
  • Campus Address: 208H Rowe Hall
  • Phone: 989-774-1735
  • Email: wilso1ab@cmich.edu

Dr. Asa Wilson completed his PhD in psychology from Bowling Green State University and focused on family, couples and group therapy. He worked in a variety of settings before making a transition to health administration.  During a 25-year period, he served as a Vice President or CEO of hospitals in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Kansas.  In support of Dr. Wilson's on-going professional development, he completed an MSA and DHA degree from Central Michigan University.  His background in psychology provided a foundation for understanding, designing, and implementing organizational development initiatives; interventions that led to lasting improvement in facility performance. Dr. Wilson is starting his third year as a CMU faculty member.

Dr. Wilson has a number of publications in family and group dynamics. He has a research interest in  performance improvement and operating efficiency of health service organizations; especially as facilities are impacted by emerging health reform requirements.  Dr. Wilson and his wife Rebekah have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Recent Projects and Publications

Wilson, A. B., & Starkey, T. (2014). An FQHC as a response to  primary care needs following a hospital closure in a rural Oklahoma community.  In prep

Wilson, A. B. (2104). A health services research-driven bibliography: Articulating an applied rural research agenda. Unpublished FRCE grant supported project.

Wilson, A. B., Kerr, B. J., Bastian, N. D., & Fulton L. V. (2014). From surviving to community benefit: A proposed rural health services research agenda. Journal of Hospital Administration,3(5), 104-114.

​Wilson, A. B., Kerr, B. J., Bastian, N. D., & Fulton L. V. (2012). Financial performance monitoring and the technical efficiency of critical access hospitals: A data envelopment analysis and logistic regression modeling approach. Journal of Healthcare Management, 57(3), 200-213.