Nurse Scientist named Associate Provost

Nurse Scientist named Associate Provost

Dr. Eileen Fry-Bowers, Associate Professor in the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, has been named the Associate Provost for Research Administration for the University of San Diego effective September 1.  Provost Gail Baker made the announcement this week.

Dr. Fry-Bowers teaches health policy and research courses in the MSN and PhD programs at the School of Nursing. Her current research and policy interests include improving child and family well-being through social policy; pediatric workforce education and practice issues; and the impact of legislative and regulatory change on the delivery of pediatric health services.

“I am really looking forward to advancing USD’s strategic plan, Envisioning 2024, and supporting Engaged Scholarship across the university,” Dr. Fry-Bowers said.  “Our students and faculty are so creative and innovative, and I hope to amplify their efforts to solve the many wicked problems facing our local and global communities. It's a challenging time but we are more than up to the challenge."

Dean Jane M. Georges noted that Dr. Fry-Bowers will continue in her teaching role at the School of Nursing.

“I was absolutely delighted to support Dr. Fry-Bowers in moving into this new role,” Dean Georges said.  “She is not ‘leaving’ our School; be assured she will still be with us as a classroom professor and a great mentor for our students. But she will be taking on new responsibilities as the University reaches forward to 2024 and grows as an anchor institution for research. I am so pleased that the University has chosen a nurse scientist to guide research across both undergraduate and graduate programs.”

Dr. Fry-Bowers received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Loma Linda University School of Nursing; her master’s degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing; and her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Whittier Law School, where she was awarded the Dean’s Citation Award for service to the law school community and the public. She received her PhD from UCLA School of Nursing with an emphasis in health services, where she was awarded a Chancellor’s Fellowship and named a University of California Regents Scholar. Her dissertation research focused on the association of maternal health literacy with structures, processes, and outcomes of care in pediatric populations. She also completed a federally funded post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA in the care of vulnerable populations with a focus on child health policy.

begin quoteIt's a challenging time but we are more than up to the challenge.
Eileen Fry-Bowers

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