Cathy Bolton, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Cathy Bolton
Office: Stratton 208
Phone: 215.571.3928
Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests

  • Program Evaluation in healthcare, supportive housing, and government-based social services

  • Design of performance metrics for quality assessment and clinical outcomes
  • Development of Quality Assurance Programs
  • Leadership for moving organizations toward decision making that is data informed
  • Management of Analytic and Performance Improvement Teams in Healthcare
  • Implementing Systems and Change Leadership to sustain Compliance with Regulatory Bodies
  • Advocacy for the Creation o and Use of Integrated data that brings information together to drive development of best practices for specialized populations and cohorts of healthcare and social service users


Cathy Bolton is a member of the Department of Psychology teaching faculty whose expertise is in the area of applied research methods for the advancement of best practices in program evaluation. Her experience spans healthcare, computer science, government, and teaching to advance quality and improve outcomes using data as a fundamental building block across management strategies.

Dr. Bolton received her Clinical Psychology doctorate from Drexel in 2005, with a masters in Human Services Psychology, and undergraduate concentrations in math, computer science, and teaching. Dr. Bolton will be teaching data analyses and statistics in the Ph.D. and Masters programs with emphases on helping students to develop expertise as a data scientist in their clinical work and/or as future policy makers in healthcare management.