Libbey Bowen

Health Scientist Administrator
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Dr. Mary Elizabeth (Libbey) Bowen is a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) with interests in health equity and how social determinants of health affect life course trajectories and health outcomes. Dr. Bowen received her PhD in sociology, with a specialization in population health and aging, from Virginia Tech. Following her doctoral work, she completed an AHRQ-funded postdoctoral fellowship in health disparities at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University and a patient-safety fellowship at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Prior to joining NINR, Dr. Bowen served as a research scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, most recently at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During this time, she also held a joint appointment as a tenured Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware.