Dr. Bowen joined ICF in 2014. She has more than 15 years of experience conducting public health research and evaluation in chronic diseases and infectious diseases.
Specifically, she has directed and led crosscutting Health Education Promotion program evaluation studies in areas such as diabetes cancer and HIV. Dr. Bowen is a member of the American Evaluation Association and an experienced qualitative researcher who has conducted trainings for qualitative studies and led qualitative analytic/coding data teams. Dr. Bowen’s research and evaluation leadership has helped with the development of community-based, culturally and linguistically tailored health education interventions and offered significant input at State and Federal levels. Consistently Dr. Bowen’s expertise in diabetes evaluation has led to her leadership and contributions to the development of promising/emerging practices reports, presentations, and manuscripts.
At ICF, Dr. Bowen manages the State, Local and Tribal Public Health Actions (SLTPHA) Evaluation Technical Assistance (ETAL) team. SLTPHA is a coordinated approach to funding States to prevent and reduce the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and to address management of these diseases. programs. She also works on the Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas team. Both teams provide critical technical assistance supports to clients working to prevent and control chronic diseases through implementation of evidence-based programs. Types of support include providing day-to-day oversight of client project activities related to performance measure monitoring, evaluation plan development and implementation technical assistance (TA), data analysis and dissemination.
Dr. Bowen has a PhD in Public Health – Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina as well as a master’s in Clinical Cytotechnology from the Medical University of South Carolina.