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Professor Bowen

Deborah J. Bowen, PhD

Office: A-204R Health Sciences Building
Phone: 206.616.5601
Email: dbowen@uw.edu

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Dr. Bowen is a Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. She was recently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Community Health Sciences of the School of Public Health at Boston University. She has been the principal investigator of several NIH-funded grants involving cancer risk feedback and communication, including the Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Studies, the RISK study, the WIRES and Suntalk studies. Dr. Bowen has been an investigator in the coordinating centers of three large multi-center prevention trials: the Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET), the Women’s Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (WHT:FSMP) and the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). She was the Director of the Prevention Research Center at BU, focused on improving the health of public housing residents. In addition, Dr. Bowen has led or participated in numerous community intervention studies that have successfully recruited and maintained advisory committees, including members of the community representing the target audience. She was a co-investigator and member of the Steering committee for a large R25T training grant for pre and post doctoral fellows at the University of Washington, focused on health communications and biobehavioral cancer prevention. She is currently coordinating or working on several studies applying new innovative technologies to improve people’s understanding of their risk for disease and their interactions with health care and health promotion.

Select Recent Publications:

  • Bowen, DJ, Briant, K, Harris, J, Hannon, P, Buchwald, D. (in press) Implementing a multilevel intervention to prevent chronic disease in Native American workplaces, J Racial Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Condit CM, Shen L, Johnson CO, Korngiebel DM, Bowen DJ, Edwards KL. Participant’s role expectation in genetics research and re-consent: Revising the theory and methods of mental models research relating to roles.  J of Health Communication; 2016, 21(sup2):16-24
  • Bowen, D., Barrington, W., & Beresford, S. (2015). Identifying the Effects of Environmental and Policy Change Interventions on Healthy Eating. Ann. Rev. Public Health, 18(36), 289-306.
  • Cohen, S, Laurino, M, Bowen, DJ, Upton M, Pritchard, C, Hisama, F, JarvikG , FicheraA Sjoding, B, Bennett, R, Naylor, L, Jacobson, A, Burke, W, Grady, WM. (2016). Initiation of universal tumor screening for Lynch syndrome in colorectal cancer patients as a model for the implementation of genetic information into clinical oncology practice. Cancer, 122(3), 393-401.
  • Kamen,C Heckler,C,  Janelsins, M, Peppone, LJ, McMahon,JM,. Morrow, GM, Bowen, DJ, Mustian, K.  (in press) A dyadic exercise intervention to reduce psychological distress among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual cancer survivors, LGBT Health
  • Bowen,DJ, Albrecht, T, Hay, J, Eggly, S, Harris-Wei, J, Meischke, H, Burke, W (in press) Communication among melanoma family members, JHealth Comm
  • Edwards KL, Korngiebel DM, Pfeifer L, Goodman D, Renz A, Wenzel L, Bowen DJ, Condit CM. Participant views on consent in cancer genetics research: Preparing for the Precision Medicine Era. J Community Genetics. 7(2), 133-143.  PMID. 26801345, PMID. 26801345


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