Sharon Topping


Specialty Field
Health care systems and networks, inter- and intra-organizational coordination and collaboration interdisciplinary teams, and alliances and partnerships.

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Ph.D.)

Academic and Professional Interests
Organizational structure and design, and strategy

Professional Honors and Achievements
Dr. Topping has published articles in numerous journals such as Medical Care Review, Journal of Rural Health, Financial Review, Advances in Health Care Research, Health Care Management Review, and Journal of Health Care Management.

Dr. Topping was awarded a two-year NIH postdoctoral fellowship in 1997 and the South Central Bell Outstanding Faculty Award in 1996. In 1998, she was elected to serve a five-year term as an Officer in the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division. In 2002, she was awarded a NIH grant to study interdisciplinary, multiagency