The world needs public health leaders now more than ever. The last year and a half has demonstrated the critical importance of a highly skilled public health workforce that is able to tackle the world’s toughest challenges. In addition, it’s essential that our public health workforce is diverse and reflects the multitude of communities it serves. Join us for brief remarks by DuBois Bowman, dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts underway at his school, followed by conversation about how educators can help foster a diverse public health workforce and create inclusive school communities.



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. 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. Dr. Bowman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, 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.

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