February 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Career Corner | Alum Recruiting for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Unit

Jonathan Dowdell

After earning a B.A in Sociology and B.S. in Geography from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, Jon Dowdell ’13 completed an MBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2017.

After graduation from OHIO, Dowdell worked a variety of jobs including positions at the Ohio State Reformatory Historic Site in Mansfield, OH, and graduate degree recruitment for Mount Vernon Nazarene University throughout Central Ohio.

More recently he has worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since Fall 2018. During his first appointment at the hospital, he led the research administrative support staff for the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, a collective of social and public health clinicians, scientists, and researchers examining health disparities, population inequities, community wellness/outreach, housing/homelessness, food access, adolescent suicide prevention, and heart/blood disorders.

He was recently appointed to a Human Resources Talent Acquisition role in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at the hospital, allowing him to actively recruit and source talented SMEs, scientists, researchers, and administrators. These individuals work on ongoing projects at Nationwide Children’s Hospital developing and innovating scientific advances for a variety of interdisciplinary fields.

Dowdell values the many opportunities he has to interact with amazing and impactful individuals daily who all share the united compassion of helping children and advancing medical sciences to create better outcomes for our most vulnerable populations.

His OHIO Experience

As a student at OHIO, Dowdell took several classes focusing on social sciences with special interest in spatial analysis, urban planning, and sociology.

He attributes his interpersonal attitude and successes to his time at Ohio University, learning to integrate different perspectives and appreciate diverse people from around the world. This has made him a successful communicator and allows him to effectively work with everyone he meets.

More importantly, OHIO taught him that teamwork is the key to success when trying to do monumental things for others in our community.

His period of examination and study of sociological principles has led him to a career that allows him to help people and make an impact for a stellar organization.

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