Dr. Angela Bowman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Angela Bowman
(615) 898-5241
Room 124, Murphy Center (MC)
MTSU Box 96, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Middle Tennessee State University (2018)
  • MA, Middle Tennessee State University (2014)
  • BA, Eastern Illinois University (2011)

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Bowman's research interests include the measurement and modeling of social determinants of health, as well as social inequalities and inequities that contribute to health disparities.  Her work combines the rigors of statistics, psychometrics, and epidemiology to understand the ways in which personal, social, political, economic, and cultural circumstances influence healthcare utilization and the onset or progression of disease. 

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Dr. Bowman's research interests include the measurement and modeling of social determinants of health, as well as social inequalities and inequities that contribute to health disparities.  Her work combines the rigors of statistics, psychometrics, and epidemiology to understand the ways in which personal, social, political, economic, and cultural circumstances influence healthcare utilization and the onset or progression of disease. 

More specifically, Dr. Bowman’s research foci include:

  • the ways stigma and discrimination toward mental illness interact with psychological health assets to influence access to care and chronic disease outcomes among those with a mental illness,
  • the linkages between access to care and patient assessment of quality care in rare disease populations, and
  • health-related quality of life in rare disease patients including measurement of patient reported outcomes of treatment and symptom management.

 

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Biography

Dr. Bowman holds a master's in Quantitative Psychology and a doctorate in Human Performance with a concentration in Health from Middle Tennessee State University. She has extensive experience in applied statistics and advanced psychometrics, including expertise in scale development and evaluation.

 

Research / Scholarly Activity

Areas of interest and collaborations:

  • Scale development and validation
    • Using rigorous psychometric analyses to construct and validate measures of public health constructs
  • Mental health literacy programming as a means of reducing stigma toward mental illness and improving access to early intervention
    • Program evaluation
    • Measurement of mental health literacy (scale development)
    • Collaboration on a major SAMHSA grant ...
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Areas of interest and collaborations:

  • Scale development and validation
    • Using rigorous psychometric analyses to construct and validate measures of public health constructs
  • Mental health literacy programming as a means of reducing stigma toward mental illness and improving access to early intervention
    • Program evaluation
    • Measurement of mental health literacy (scale development)
    • Collaboration on a major SAMHSA grant to run Mental Health First Aid programming on MTSU campus 
  • Health related quality of life (HRQOL) in rare disease populations, specifically Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
    • Factors that influence wellbeing and perception of disease severity
    • Access to quality care and treatment for orphan diseases and impact lack of care has on HRQOL
    • Collaboration with The Mastocytosis Society, Harvard Medical School, and University of Michigan Medical School
    • https://tmsforacure.org/mcas-survey-poster/
  • Measurement of Social Determinants of Health
    • Using advanced statistical modeling to examine the interaction of social determinants such as poverty and race  

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