Dr. Marjorie A. Bowman is the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington, DC, where she oversees the largest health professions education program in the US, including nearly 120,000 trainees annually in more than 40 different health professions.
Dr. Bowman graduated from Penn State University and earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Following her residency at Duke University Medical Center, she earned her MPA at the University of Southern California, and was awarded an honorary MA from the University of Pennsylvania. Certified in family medicine and preventive medicine, Dr. Bowman's first position was as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service. She was Assistant Dean and Division Director for Family Medicine at Georgetown University, and then Department Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was a professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Director of the University's Center for Public Health Initiatives, and Co-Director of Penn's multidisciplinary Mixed Methods Research Laboratory. She subsequently served as Dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.
Dr. Bowman has consulted for several branches of government and many universities, and previously volunteered with the ACGME. She was also president of both the American Board of Family Medicine and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She is widely published in areas of behavior change, health personnel, women's health, and community health, currently edits the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine and is a past editor of the Journal of Women's Health and the Archives of Family Medicine.