College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Hannah MacDougall

  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

  • Assistant Professor

Hannah MacDougall

Areas of interest

Health policy; the role of health systems in addressing social needs of communities; nonprofit hospital community benefit policy and its potential to promote health equity.

Degrees

PhD, University of Chicago
MSW, Columbia University
BA, Saint Olaf College

Biography

Hannah MacDougall is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work. She holds a BA with a major in social work from Saint Olaf College, an MSW from Columbia University, and a PhD from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. She was previously a postdoctoral associate from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her research interests pertain to health policy and the role of health systems in addressing social needs of communities. Specifically, she studies nonprofit hospital community benefit policy and its potential to promote health equity. The goal of her research is to identify policy revision that redirects resources to directly benefit community-identified needs with particular focus on communities that have been historically and systematically oppressed.