john bowser

John Bowser

Adjunct Professor

Dr. John Bowser holds a PhD in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been conducting health program evaluation and research for 15+ years in academic and government settings.

Currently, he serves as a Research and Program Evaluation Consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in Madison, WI. In this role, centered on health within the K-12 education environment, topics include child/adolescent mental health, physical activity, mental health workforce development, and substance use, focusing on both the global topics and issues of disparities and equity within them.

Previously, he served as the Director of the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in Madison, WI.

John is a 2002 graduate of St. Ambrose University and has been with the MPH program since 2018. He is very excited to use his expertise to contribute to the MPH program and his alma mater 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.


John Bowser

Master of Public Health
Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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