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Chief Academic Affiliations Officer Biography


Portrait of Marjorie A. Bowman, MD

Marjorie A. Bowman, MD, MPA
Chief Academic Affiliations Officer
Veterans Health Administration

Marjorie A. Bowman, MD, MPA, is the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington DC, where she oversees the largest health professions education program in the United States, including nearly 120,000 trainees annually in more than 40 different health professions.

Dr. Bowman completed her pre-medical undergraduate training at Penn State University and earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Following her residency at Duke University Medical Center, she went on to earn her M.P.A. at the University of Southern California and was awarded an honorary M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Certified in Family Medicine and in Preventive Medicine, Dr. Bowman’s first position was as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service. Her career has spanned four universities, as teacher, clinician, researcher and leader.

At Georgetown University, she was Assistant Dean and Division Director for Family Medicine. Next, she was Department Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University. She was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania as Professor and Founding Chair, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Director of the University’s Center for Public Health Initiatives (including a MPH program), and Co-Director of Penn’s multidisciplinary Mixed Methods Research Laboratory. She subsequently served as Dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University.

She has served as a consultant to several branches of government and many universities and was a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She also has served as President of both the American Board of Family Medicine and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Bowman is widely published in areas of behavior change, health personnel, women’s health, and community health (>200 publications). She currently edits the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (read in over 50 countries daily, with 10 million views a year). She is also past editor of the Journal of Women’s Health and the Archives of Family Medicine.