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Diana Bowser

Associate Dean for Research and Integrated Science


Diana Bowser, Sc.D., M.P.H., is the Associate Dean for Research and Integrated Science at the Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Bowser has 20 years of experience in health system analysis related to health economics, health policy, and using econometric methods and costing techniques to evaluate health system changes in Latin America, Africa, and the United States. She is especially interested in health system issues and research related to health financing, cost impacts on efficiency and effectiveness, catastrophic health payments, evaluation, income inequality, quality improvement, workforce, decentralization, and resource allocation in the health sector, and health and economic growth. She has worked at both the global and federal level on several research projects focusing on specific populations such as women and children and migrants and topics related to behavioral health and substance use. She has provided technical assistance and conducted research with grants and funding from USAID, DFID, WHO, the Global Fund, Save the Children, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IADB and the World Bank. She has worked closely with the following governments on these policy issues: Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Swaziland, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Chile, Belize, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Ukraine, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Haiti, Egypt, Oman and Kuwait. Dr. Bowser earned her BA from Harvard College, her MPH from Yale School of Public Health and her Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in health economics from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is fluent in Spanish and has lived and worked in Latin America.