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Center for Urban Youth & Families (CUYF)

Research Scientist

Felesia Bowen

Dr. Felesia Bowen is the Primary Investigator and Director of the Center for Urban Youth.  Dr. Bowen is also an Assistant Professor at Rutgers College of Nursing Newark, NJ.  She is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  Her clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric asthma diagnosis and management.  Dr. Bowen is interested in translational research where evidenced based programs are used to evaluate the health outcomes of the programs.  She is also interested in health disparities, urban youth and vulnerable populations.  Presently Dr. Bowen is the co-PI on an asthma study titled Zone to Zone and a pediatric oral health study.  She is the PI for a asthma study that involves educating caregivers to improve as

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