Eileen Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, CPNP, FAAN

Eileen Fry-Bowers
Phone: (619) 260-2964
Office: Hughes Center 212B

Associate Provost for Research Administration, Associate Professor

  • University of California, Los Angeles - PhD
  • Whittier Law School - JD
  • University of Rochester - MS

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.

Her extensive clinical experience spans multiple health care settings, including acute care facilities, specialty and community-based clinics, and military institutions. She has held a variety of practice and leadership roles in these settings and has been actively involved in local, regional, and national community public health initiatives. Dr. Fry-Bowers is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP), a licensed attorney, and served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.

She is active regionally and nationally in nursing and health policy organizations. Dr. Fry-Bowers is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). She has been a Faculty Policy Fellow for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is serving her second term on the AACN Health Policy Advisory Council. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Co-Editor of the Health Policy Department for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care and serves on the Editorial Board for the journal, Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. In addition, she continues in her second term on the Research Committee for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

Dr. Fry-Bowers teaches health policy and research courses in the MSN and PhD programs. 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.