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- Emeritus

Janice Bowie, PhD '97, MPH, is Chair of the Doctor of Public Health program and an expert in health disparities and community-based research methods.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 743

Research Interests

Health equity; Health disparities; Cancer control; Spirituality; Women’s health; Community engagement; Urban health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Shaw University
To examine behavioral, social and structural factors that are associated with and impact health disparity.
To explore the implications of religion and spirituality for prevention and treatment of health.
To identify and assess approaches that lead to the success and sustainability of community-based interventions.
To utilize partnerships and collaborative research opportunities that strongly focus on the conduct and dissemination of applied prevention research.
Honors & Awards
2021 Distinguished Alumna Award, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association

2020 Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University

2018 HBSSO Teaching Award, Department of Health, Behavior and Society

2015 Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for 2015, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2011 Thomas Bruce Award for Community-Based Participatory Research, American Public Health Association (APHA), Community Caucus
Select Publications
Selected publications from 2017 to 2021 that reflect my own, as well as work with my students and collaborators.
  • Levin MB, Bowie JV, Ragsdale SK, Gawad AL, Cooper LA, Sharfstein JM (2021). Enhancing Community Engagement by Schools and Programs of Public Health in the United States. Annual Review of Public Health. 42:1.
  • Knott CL, Bowie J, Mullins CD, Santos, SLZ, Slade J, Rosenberg E, Woodard N, Williams R, Williams RM (In Press). An Approach to Adapting a Community-Based Cancer Control Intervention to Organizational Context. Health Promot Pract. 2020 Mar;21(2):168-171. doi: 10.1177/1524839919898209. Epub 2020 Jan 20. PMID: 31959002; PMCID: PMC7004883.
  • Ibe, C.A., Bowie, J., Carson, K.A., Bone, L., Monroe, D., Roter, D., Cooper, L. Patient-Level Predictors of Extent of Exposure to a Community Health Worker Intervention in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Ethnicity and Disease. (2019):29(2):261-266; doi:10.18865/ed.29.2.261
  • Bell, C.N., Bowie, J.V., Thorpe, Jr. R.J., Levine, D.M. A Spatial Analysis of Race, Local Health-Promoting Resources and Preventable Hospitalizations. Preventive Medicine (2017): 149-155 DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.09.012.
  • Bowie, J., Juon, H.J., Taggart, T.*, Thorpe, R.J., Jr., & Ensminger, M. Predictors of Religiosity in a Cohort of African Americans. Race and Social Problems. (2017) (9)1, 29-41.