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Kelly Bower


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Kelly Bower, RN, MSN/MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor - Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Dr. Bower's research and public health nursing practice is focused on the elimination of racial disparities in maternal and child health. Her research examines the role of racism and respectful maternity care in maternal and child health outcomes. She also studies involvement in maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs and the impact childhood trauma has on involvement. Dr. Bower applies a community-engaged approach to her research that comes from her 18 years of experience practicing as a public health nurse and involvement with the Baltimore City Health Department, the B'More for Healthy Babies Initiative, and the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR).