Dean F. DuBois Bowman

Dr. F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression, will become the University of Michigan School of Public Health's 12th dean and a tenured professor of biostatistics beginning in October 2018. Dr. Bowman follows Dr. Cathleen Connell, who has served as the school's interim dean since September 2017.

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. 

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

Dr. Bowman 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 Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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