PhD, DNP, ARNP, FAAN
Professor & Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and InclusionThe University of Alabama at Birmingham
Felesia Bowen is the Inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. She began her career as an Army nurse after earning her BSN at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL. She earned master’s from Rutgers University, PhD from Columbia University, and a DNP from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Bowen’s clinical and research expertise have improved access to care, reduced disparities for black and Latino children living with asthma. Dr. Bowen’s expertise in pediatric health and health disparities has been recognized at the municipal, state and national level. She was featured in the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 podcast and serves on the National Advisory Committees for the National Institutes of Health Environmental Health Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SelfMade Health Network. Dr. Bowen is a decorated Veteran of the 1st Persian Gulf War and maintains a clinical practice in rural Alabama.