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Janice V. Bowie, PhD

  • Director, DrPH Program
  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 743
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1997
MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1986
BS, Shaw University, 1974


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 and Awards

1996 Minority Student Scholarship, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Minority Student Alumni.

1992-1995 Predoctoral Training Fellowship, National Cancer Institute

1992-1994 Predoctoral Minority Student Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

  • Minority health Health disparities Cancer prevention Cancer control Spirituality Women&rsquo
  • s health Community health Urban health
  • Bell, CN, Bowie, JV, & Thorpe RL.  The Interrelationship between hypertension and blood pressure, attendance to religious services, and race/ethnicity. J Relig Health (Accepted for publication).

  • Shariff-Marco, S, Klassen, AC, & Bowie, JV. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Self-Reported Racism and Its Association with Cancer-Related Health Behaviors.  Am J Public Health.  2009, Dec 17 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Bowie, JV, Juon, HS, Dubay, LC, Lebrun, LA, Curbow, BA, Thorpe, RJ, & LaVeist, TA. Cancer Prevention Behaviors in Low-Income Urban Whites: An Understudied Problem. J Urban Health,  2009, 86, 861-871.

  • Rodriguez, EM, Bowie, JV, Fratteroli, S, & Gielen, A. A Qualitative Exploration of the Community Partner Experience in a Faith-Based Cancer Educational Intervention.  Health Education Research, 2009, 24, 760-771.

  • Liburd, LC & Bowie, JV. The Centrality of “Community” in Eliminating Diabetes Disparities,” in Liburd, LC (Ed) Diabetes and Health Disparities: Community-Based Approaches for Racial and Ethnic Populations, Springer Publications (Release date: August 2009).