Dean F. DuBois Bowman

A renowned expert in the statistical analysis of brain imaging data, F. DuBois Bowman is dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, one of the nation’s top public health programs. Dr. Bowman’s work mines massive data sets and has important implications for mental and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, and substance addiction. His research has helped reveal brain patterns that reflect disruption from psychiatric diseases, detect biomarkers for neurological diseases, and determine more individualized therapeutic treatments. Additionally, his work seeks to determine threats to brain health from environmental exposures and optimize brain health in aging populations.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Dr. Bowman was chair and Cynthia and Robert Citrone-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a tenured professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory University. Dr. Bowman has also been a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, and was the founding director of Emory’s Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics.

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the school's students, faculty, and staff toward our collective commitment to improve health for populations and individuals worldwide.

-Dr. F. DuBois Bowman

As a principal investigator, Dr. Bowman has received seven National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, has been a co-investigator on several federally sponsored grants, and has been an integral collaborator on an international research project led by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Dr. Bowman has also served on advisory boards for NIH programs that target underrepresented minority undergraduate students at historically black colleges and universities and has led NIH diversity pipeline training programs.

Dr. Bowman is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and previously served as president of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, as well as a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In May, 2022, Dean Bowman was named the Roderick Joseph Little Collegiate Professor of Public Health.

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