Dr. Janice Bowie, an expert in health disparities and community-based research methods, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program.
[Photo: Dr. Janice Bowie]
A professor in the Bloomberg School’s department of health, behavior and society, Dr. Bowie’s research examines approaches that lead to the success and sustainability of community-based interventions and the implications of religion and spirituality for prevention and treatment. Dr. Bowie is also core faculty in the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.
The Bloomberg School’s flexible, part-time DrPH program is designed for early- to mid-career public health professionals seeking leadership roles in domestic or international public health policy and practice positions, as well as in health services delivery settings. The program is delivered online and through onsite, intensive courses during summer and winter institutes, allowing students to advance their careers while pursuing their academic goals.
“Janice’s experience practicing community-based public health shapes her strong understanding of the needs and challenges of practitioners charged with translating research into practice and leadership,” says Bloomberg School dean, Dr. Ellen J. MacKenzie. “She knows how to advocate for resources to support the implementation of sound policies, services and programs.”
Dr. Bowie received her Bachelor of Science in health Eeducation from Shaw University and her MPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in 1997 from the department of health policy and management, at what was then known as the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene.
Prior to joining Hopkins, Dr. Bowie spent over 15 years at Virginia’s Department of Health, where she held several positions, including director of the division of chronic diseases. During her tenure, she oversaw a statewide cardiovascular risk-reduction program supported by a Health and Human Services block grant. She also led the establishment of Virginia’s first office of minority health.