Nathan J. Doogan, PhD

Post Doctoral Researcher
Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science
Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Phone: 614-247-6082

1841 Neil Avenue
Cunz Hall 200a
Columbus, OH 43210


Nate obtained his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in social work at The Ohio State University. He specialized in systems science, which resulted in a strong set of data analytic skills including social simulation modeling and social network analysis. Substantively, Nate is generally interested in the often reciprocal relationship between individual behavior and context, and in how this can lead to disparities in health, mental health, and well-being. More specifically, Nate has interests in (1) milieu style substance abuse treatment stemming from his past graduate work, and (2) tobacco use and the many personal and ecological forces (e.g., stress, peers, industry, policy) that govern it from his present post-doctoral work. Looking to the future, Nate intends to merge these two areas of research that appear to have a devastating bi-directional reinforcing relationship. This line of research is currently under development in the form of a K-mechanism grant application.

Visit Nate’s webpage, which includes his CV.


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2014
M.S.W., The Ohio State University, 2008

Selected Publications

Doogan, N. J. & Warren, K. (2016). A network of helping: Generalized reciprocity and cooperative behavior in response to peer and staff affirmations and corrections among therapeutic community residents. Accepted by Addiction Research & Theory.

Lam, J., Lu, B., Doogan, N. J., Thomson, T., Ferketich, A., Paskett, E. & Wewers, M.E. (2016). Depressive Symptomatology and Social Network Characteristics in Ohio Appalachian Women. Accepted by Journal of Rural Mental Health.

Thomson, T. L., Krebs, V., Nemeth, J. M., Lu, B., Peng, J., Doogan, N. J., … Wewers, M. E. (2016). Social Networks and Smoking in Rural Women: Intervention Implications. American Journal of Health Behavior, 40(4), 405–415.

Doogan, N. J., & Warren, K. (2016). Semantic networks, schema change, and reincarceration outcomes of therapeutic community graduates. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 70, 7–13.

Roberts, M. E., Doogan, N. J., Kurti, A. N., Redner, R., Gaalema, D. E., Stanton, C. A., … Higgins, S. T. (2016). Rural tobacco use across the United States: How rural and urban areas differ, broken down by census regions and divisions. Health & Place, 39, 153–159.

Haynie, D. L., Doogan, N. J., & Soller, B. (2014). Gender, Friendship Networks, and Delinquency: A Dynamic Network Approach. Criminology, 52(4), 688–722.

Bunger, A. C., Doogan, & Cao, Y. (2014). Building Service Delivery Networks: Partnership Evolution among Children’s Behavioral Health Agencies in Response to New Funding. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 5(4), 513–538.

Warren, K., Doogan, N., De Leon, G., Phillips, G. S., Moody, J., & Hodge, A. (2013). Short-Run Prosocial Behavior in Response to Receiving Corrections and Affirmations in Three Therapeutic Communities. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 52(4), 270–286.


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