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Carolyn Fowler, PhD

  • Director for Evaluation & Core Skills Training, MidAtlantic Public Health Training Cemter
  • Assistant Professor

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525 N. Wolfe Street, Room 442
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Cape Town


Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler, is Assistant Professor and Evaluation Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and joint appointed to the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Mid Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC). Dr. Fowler has conducted research into traumatic brain injury in children; child pedestrian injury; psycho-social outcomes from bicycle-related head injury in children; recreational injury; penetrating eye injury; and outcomes from maxillo-facial injury. Currently she is engaged in design and evaluation of community efforts to reduce sleep environment related death in infants.

Her main interest, however, is public health workforce development and translation of theory into practice. Specifically, this involves application of theory in the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs at the local level, as well as the development of community capacity to address injury. Dr. Fowler is active in local, national and international training initiatives; she also serves as Professional Development Chair for the Safe States Alliance. Dr. Fowler, has been Faculty Director for the Johns Hopkins Summer Institute "Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention" since 1999; she also developed and teaches the MAPHTC's public health core competency training series. She serves on the National Advisory Committee for Child Death Review, the Maryland Injury Prevention Partnership Advisory Board, and the Baltimore County Child Death Review Team. Dr. Fowler, former chairperson of the Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC, now serves as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC.

Honors and Awards

NURSING AWARDS Captain Hare Medal, 1980

Groote Schuur Hospital Gold Medal, 1980.

Cape Province Bursary, 1981

South African Nursing Council Gold Medal, 1981

Anna M. Latsky Award of the South African Nursing Council, 1981 - awarded to the graduating student who placed first in the country in final professional (board) examinations for General Nursing & Midwifery or General Nursing & Psychiatry.

OTHER AWARDS (selected) The South African Road Traffic Safety Award, 1990 - awarded by the Department of Transportation and the National Road Safety Council, South Africa, for "excellent services and contributions to Road Traffic Safety".

The Bronte-Stewart Doctoral Research Prize, 1992, University of Cape Town.

Inducted to the Delta Omega National Public Health Honors Society (Alpha Chapter), May 1996

The Ellen R Schmidt Award - awarded by the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association, 2006

President's Award - Safe Satates Alliance 2009

  • Injury Prevention
  • Public Health Training
  • Workforce Development
  • Community Programs
  • Capacity
  • Evaluation
  • Child Death Review
  • Local Health Department
  • Infant Death
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Fowler CJ. Injury Prevention (Chapter 6). In: Trauma Nursing: From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation: Fourth Edition. McQuillan KA, Makic MBF, and Whalen, E (eds). W.B. Saunders Company; 2009.

  • Mackenzie EJ, Fowler CJ. Epidemiology of Injury. In: Trauma: Sixth Edition. Feliciano, Mattox, and Moore (eds). New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2008.

  • Mallonee S, Fowler CJ, Istre GR. Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice: A Continuing Challenge. Injury Prevention 12: 357-359, 2006.

  • Mackenzie EJ, Fowler CJ. Epidemiology of Injury. In: Trauma: Fifth Edition. Mattox, Feliciano and Moore (eds). Stanford, CT: Appleton and Lange; 2003.

  • Fowler CJ. Injury Prevention (Chapter 7). In: Trauma Nursing: From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation: Third Edition. McQuillan KA, Von Rueden KT, Hartsock RL, Flynn MB, and Whalen, E (eds). W.B. Saunders Company; 2002.