Dr. John Bowser holds a PhD in Population Health Sciences and his professional work is in research and evaluation addressing chronic disease with a focus on health behaviors, outcomes, and disparities.
His professional background has included work in the K-12 environment along with a broader population-level focus. Specific topics of his work include stroke prevention and treatment, physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, violence prevention, mental health, and alcohol/drug use and abuse.
Currently, he serves as the Director of the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in Madison, WI.
John (a 2002 graduate of St. Ambrose University) is very excited that his alma mater is now home to an MPH program and looks forward to contributing to SAU by helping to grow the program in size and reputation.
Education and Training
- PhD, Population Health Sciences, Concentration in Social and Behavioral Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MS, Human and Community Resources, Concentration in Health Promotion and Community Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- BA, St. Ambrose University
Recent and Noteworthy Publications
Bowser J, Bellmore A, Larson JD (2019). Use and Impact of the Wisconsin Bullying Prevention Program Assessment Tool in Addressing Middle School Bullying. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. DOI: 10.1007/s42380-019-00037-3.
Bowser J, Larson JD, Bellmore A, Olson C, Resnik F (2018). Bullying Victimization Type and Feeling Unsafe in Middle School. The Journal of School Nursing. 34: 256-262 (DOI: 10.1177/1059840518760983)
Bowser J, Carrel AL, Allen DB, Moberg DP, Martinez-Donate A (2016). Disparities in Fitness and Physical Activity among Wisconsin Children. Wisconsin Medical Journal. December 2016.
Moberg DP, Bowser J, Burd L, Elliott AJ, Punyko J, Wilton G. (2014). Fetal alcohol syndrome surveillance: Age of syndrome manifestation in case ascertainment. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. Early Release (DOI: 10.1002/bdra.23245)
Carrel AL, Bowser J, White D, Moberg DP, Weaver B, Hisgen J, Eickhoff J, Allen DB. (2012). Standardized Childhood Fitness Percentiles Derived from School-Based Testing. Journal of Pediatrics. 161: 120-124.
Master of Public Health
Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803