Faculty Profile

F. DuBois Bowman, PhD

F. DuBois Bowman, PhD

  • Dean, School of Public Health

  • Roderick Joseph Little Collegiate Professor of Public Health

  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • 1822 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Dr. Bowman is the Dean of the School of Public Health. He earned a B.S. degree in mathematics from Morehouse College, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He earned a master's in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000
  • M.S., Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 1995
  • B.S., Mathematics, Morehouse College, 1992

Dr. Bowman's areas of study include Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression, schizophrenia, and substance addiction. His research has helped to 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 to optimize brain health in aging populations.

  • Kemmer, P. B., Wang, Y., Bowman, F. D., Mayberg, H., and Guo, Y. (2019). Quantifying the strength of structural connectivity underlying functional brain networks. Brain Connectivity (accepted).
  • Xue, W., Bowman, F. D., Kang, J. (2018). Predicting Disease Status Using Imaging Data from Various Modalities. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12:184. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00184.
  • Cassidy, B., Bowman, F. D., Rae, C., and Solo, V. (2018).  On the Reliability of Individual Resting-state Functional Networks.  IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 37(2): 649-662.
  • Chen-Plotkin, A. S., Albin, R., Alcalay, R., Babcock, D., Bajaj, V., Bowman, F. D., Buko, A., Cedarbaum, J., Chelsky, D., Cooks, G., Cookson, M., Dawson, T., Dewey, R., Foroud, T., et al. (2018). Finding Useful Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease, Science Translational Medicine 10(454):  DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aam6003.
  • Mollenhauer, B., Bowman, F. D., Drake, D., Duong, J., Blennow, K., El-Agnaf, O., Shaw, L. M., Masucci, J., Taylor, P., Umek, R. M., Dunty, J. M., Smith, C. L., Stoops, E., Vanderstichele, H., Schmid, A. W., Moniatte, M., Zhang, J., Kruse, N., Lashuel, H. A., Teunissen, C., Schubert, T., Dave, K. D., Hutten, S. J., Zetterberg, H. (2018).  Antibody-based methods for the measurement of α-synuclein concentration in human cerebrospinal fluid - method comparisons and round robin studies. Journal of Neurochemistry (doi: 10.1111/jnc.14569).
  • Gwinn, K., David, K., Swanson-Fischer, C., Albin, R., St Hillaire-Clarke, C., Sieber, B., Lungu, C, Bowman, F. D., Alcalay, R. N., Babcock, D., Dawson, T. M., Dewey, R. B., Foroud, T., German, D., Huang, X., Petyuk, V., Potashkin, J. A., Saunders-Pullman, R., Sutherland, M., Walt, D., West, A. B., Zhang, J., Chen-Plotkin, A., Scherzer, C. R., Vaillancourt, D., and Rosenthal, L. S. (2017). Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers: Perspective from the NINDS Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program. Biomarkers in Medicine 11(6):451-473.
  • Bowman, F. D., Drake, D., Huddleston, D. (2016). Multimodal Imaging Signatures of Parkinson’s Disease. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10:131. doi:10.3389/fnins.2016.00131.
  • Cha, J., Ide, J.S., Bowman, F.D., Simpson, H., Posner, J., Steinglass, J. (2016). Abnormal Reward Circuitry in Anorexia Nervosa: A Longitudinal, Multimodal MRI Study. Human Brain Mapping 37:3835–3846.
  • Gazes, Y., Bowman, F.D.,  Razlighi, Q.R., Deirdre, O., Stern, Y., Habeck, C.G. (2016). White matter tract covariance patterns predict age-declining cognitive abilities.  NeuroImage 125: 53-60.
  • Chen, S., Bowman, F.D., and Mayberg, H.S. (2015). A Bayesian Hierarchical Framework for Modeling Brain Connectivity for Neuroimaging Data. Biometrics 72(2): 596-605 (DOI: 10.1111/biom.12433).
  • Simpson, S., Bowman, F. D., and Laurienti, P. (2013). Analyzing Complex Functional Brain Networks: Fusing Statistics and Network Science to Understand the Brain. Statistics Surveys, 7: 1-36.
  • Bowman, F. D., Zhang, L., Derado, G., and Chen, S.  (2012). Determining Functional Connectivity using fMRI Data with Diffusion-Based Anatomical Weighting.  NeuroImage, 62: 1769-1779.
  • Derado, G., Bowman, F. D., and Kilts, C. (2010). Modeling the spatial and temporal dependence in fMRI data. Biometrics, 66: 949-957.
  • Bowman, F. D., Caffo, B. A, Bassett, S., and Kilts, C. (2008).  Bayesian Hierarchical Framework for Spatial Modeling of fMRI Data. NeuroImage 39: 146–156.

Invited or Elected Leadership Positions
  • President 2014, ENAR, International Biometric Society [President-elect 2013, Past-President 2015]
  • Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies.
  • Chair, American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on Award of an Outstanding Statistical Application, appointed by ASA President-elect (Marie Davidian), 2013-2016.
  • Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Neuroimaging Data Analysis Program Committee, 2013.
  • Founding member of the Section on Statistics in Imaging, ASA, 2012.
  • Treasurer for Section on Statistics in Imaging, ASA, 2012-2013.
  • Organizing Committee, ENAR Workshop for Junior Researchers, (i) 2013-2014, (ii) 2009-2011, and (iii) 2003-2004.
  • Organizing Committee, Statistical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Institute (SAMSI) Neuroimaging Data Analysis Workshop, 2013, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2016-present
  • Member, ASA Committee on Award of an Outstanding Statistical Application, appointed by ASA President-elect (Nancy L. Geller), 2011-2013.
  • ASA Byar Young Investigator Award Committee, 2007, Biometrics Section of ASA.
  • ENAR Diversity Committee (founding member), 2001-2009.
  • Member, ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics, 2005-present.Member of American Statistical Association, 1993-present.
  • Member of International Biometric Society, 2000-present.
  • Member of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2004-present.
Associate Editor
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association, Applications and Case Studies, 2007-2012
  • Biometrics, 2007-2009
  • Annals of Applied Statistics
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Biometrics
  • Biostatistics
  • Brain Imaging and Behavior
  • Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
  • Human Brain Mapping
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association
    •  Theory and Methods
    •  Case Studies and Applications
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Computational Neuroscience
  • Medical Physics
  • NeuroImage
  • Statistics and Its Interface
  • Statistics in Medicine
  • Statistical Methods in Medical Research
  • Statistica Sinica
Review and Advisory Activities
  • Columbia University Data Science Institute, Executive Committee, 2017-
  • Columbia University, Evaluation of the Tenure Review Advisory Committee (TRAC), 2018, invited by Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Christopher Brown, 2017-2018
  • Institute of Medicine, External reviewer for “Gulf War and Health, Volume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, 2016.”
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5), Reviewer 2017.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Special Emphasis Panel,  ZNS1 SRB-T 16, Request to Access Parkinson's Disease Related-Biospecimens (X01); with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease Biospecimen Review Access Committee (BRAC), 2014-present.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), NINDS, Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Program, Steering Committee, 2012-present.
  • NIH, NINDS Data Management Resource Liaison Committee, 2014-present.
  • Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, 2012-2014.
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, External Review Committee for the Department of Biostatistics, 2014.
  • ENAR Executive Committee, 2013-2015.
  • NIH, Invited grant reviewer, Biostatistical Methods and Research Design (BMRD) Study Section, Invited Grant Reviewer, 2012.
  • NIH, Invited special emphasis panel grant reviewer, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), ZHD1 DRG-H 52, Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs, 2012.
  • External Advisory Committee member, Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, 2012.
  • Emory University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Grant reviewer, 2012.
  • National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council) Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Imaging Science, Selected workshop participant, Irvine, CA, 2010.
  • NIH, Invited special emphasis grant review panelist for health services, clinical, and population health research, 2009.
  • Atlanta University Center (AUC) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Career Opportunities in Research (COR) Advisory Board, 2009-2013.
  • NIH, BMRD Study Section, Invited Grant Reviewer, 2008.
  • ENAR Regional Committee (RECOM) Member, 2007-2009, elected position.  RECOM is the governing body of ENAR.
  • NIH, NIMH, Invited grant review panelist for K99 Pathway to Independence Grants, telephone meeting, 2007.
  • NIH, NIMH, Invited grant review panelist for K99 Pathway to Independence Grants, Bethesda, MD, 2007.
  • NIH, BMRD Study Section, Invited Grant Reviewer, Bethesda, MD, 2006.
  • NIH, Reward Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Development and Decision Making Workshop, Sponsored by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIMH, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Invited workshop participant, Bethesda, MD, 2006.
  • NIH, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Invited special emphasis grant review panelist, Bethesda, MD, 2003.
  • ENAR Regional Advisory Board (RAB), 2003-2005, appointed by President Dr. Tim Gregoire.
  • ENAR By-laws Review Committee, 2005-2006, appointed by President Dr. Peter Imrey.
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board, 2001-2005, “Advance Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills,” Family Health International (FHI), Indiana University, and University of California at San Francisco.  Raymond, E., FHI principal investigator.  Sponsored by NIH.