Rodney G. Bowden, PhD
Professor Brown Foundation Endowed Chair Director of PhD in Public Health Program
Department of Public Health
Dr. Bowden in a professor in the Department of Public Health having joined in the fall of 2000. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University in 1995 focusing on lipid measurement and medical outcomes. He has served for eight years as an Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Education at Baylor, Executive Associate Dean and Dean for a combined six years in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor. He also served as a visiting scholar for six months at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Bowden has an extensive background in research including grants, sponsored projects and publications in the areas of lipid metabolism, inflammation and clinical cardiovascular disease in chronic disease populations. He has been awarded approximately $6 million in extramural funding as a principal or co-investigator. Additionally, he has published peer-reviewed publications in various journals such as the Journal of Renal Nutrition, Nephron Clinical Practice, Journal of Nephrology, Postgraduate Medicine, American Journal of Health Behavior and Clinical Lipidology. Students have been included as a primary author or co-author on most publications. Dr. Bowden has presented nearly 200 research or practice related presentations at discipline specific scientific conferences with over 100 published abstracts in journals and conference proceedings.
Areas of Research Interest
- Lipid Metabolism
- Clinical Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
Current Courses Taught
- PUBH 5379 Research Methods