Bollinger Claire 825x990Overview

Clinical Instructor

306K Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-366-9554


Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • The Impact of the Built Environment on Chronic Disease Risk


Research Focus

Currently, my research is focused on how aspects of the physical environment, including ambient pollution, neighborhood characteristics, and perceptions of environmental supports impact physical activity behaviors and disease risk in Central Ohio populations.


Recent Publications:

Zivich, P. N., Tatham, L., Lung, K., Tien, J., Bollinger, C. E., & Bower, J. K. (2017). Influenza vaccination status and outcomes among influenza-associated hospitalizations in Columbus, Ohio (2012-2015). Epidemiology and Infection, 1–10.

Bollinger, C.E. (2017). The Use of Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping and Self-Reported Data to Inform Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes in a Population of Central Ohio Deliveries (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Oghumu, S., Casto, B. C., Ahn-Jarvis, J., Weghorst, L. C., Maloney, J., Geuy, P., … Bollinger, C.E., … Knobloch, T. J. (2017). Inhibition of Pro-inflammatory and Anti-apoptotic Biomarkers during Experimental Oral Cancer Chemoprevention by Dietary Black Raspberries. Frontiers in Immunology8.

Bower, J. K., Bollinger, C. E., Foraker, R. E., Hood, D. B., Shoben, A. B., & Lai, A. M. (2017). Active Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Personal Health Records (PHRs) for Epidemiologic Research: Sample Representativeness and Nonresponse Bias in a Study of Women During Pregnancy. EGEMS (Washington, DC)5(1), 1263.


Recent Presentations:

Bollinger, C. E., Patel, S., Hood, D. B., & Bower, J. K. (2017). Abstract P317: Area Traffic Density Contributes to the Risk of Gestational Diabetes in a Sample of Central Ohio Pregnancies. Circulation135(Suppl 1), AP317–AP317. Retrieved from

Bollinger, C. E., Hood, D. B., & Bower, J. K. (2016). Abstract P123: The Physical Activity Built Environment: Evaluation of the Concordance of Perceived versus Measured Access to Parks and Bike Paths. Circulation133(Suppl 1), AP123–AP123. Retrieved from

Bower, J. K., Bollinger, C. E., Foraker, R. E., & Hood, D. B. (2016). Abstract MP13: Perceived Environmental Supports and Barriers are Associated with Physical Activity Behaviors During Pregnancy. Circulation133(Suppl 1), AMP13–AMP13. Retrieved from


Courses Taught:

  • 3400/3400.01: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • 4400/4400.01: Individual Differences in Patient/Client Populations
  • 4370: Community & Policy Influence in Healthcare
  • 5350: Case Studies in Health Sciences


Degree information (date, degree earned, school, major)

  • BS in Psychology, University of Vermont, 2009
  • PhD in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Specialization, The Ohio State University, 2017


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