Anne Bowen

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Professor, Clinical
Director, Health Psychology Laboratory

MS - Microbiology - SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
MS - Psychology (experimental)  Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
PhD - Psychology (Clinical, child track) West Virgina Univ.  Morgantown, WV

(520) 621-1436
Psychology 452
Research Interests: 
  • Examining Senior Athletes’ Strategies for Staying Competitive.
  • Using Health Behavior Change models to facilitate preparation to respond to environmental threats. 
  • Using and evaluating technology for delivering behavioral health interventions especially related to diabetes and HIV prevention.
  • Using the Recovery Capital model to explore issues of Health Access for Seniors

My research includes developing and implementing recruiting plans, designing and implementing intervention and assessments studies, community based participatory research, qualitative data analysis and statistics.  My primary focus and interest in this process is the application of Health Behavior Change models and theories to facilitate behavior change.

I pioneered the use of the internet for HIV prevention, including web based assessment, intervention delivery and developed the Wyoming Rural Aids Prevention Project (WRAPP, an NIH R01).  The WRAPP research ( included 2 years of qualitative exploratory research and then utilized Internet technology to recruit, assess, and provide risk reduction intervention based on Fisher & Fisher’s Information Motivation and Behavior (IMB) model to men who have sex with men in rural areas.  The WRAPP project generated 14 publications and has been translated into Swedish for a project funded by the Stockholm Dept. of Health, Stockholm Sweden.  

I have received and completed grants funded by NIH and DOJ that utilized life history interviews with methamphetamine users, and conducted a photovision project with in treatment methamphetamine users.

I was a co-investigator on NIDA funded projects that utilized qualitative and quantitative research methods to development face-to-face interventions based on Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model of Change. I also had two additional grants that utilized qualitative methods – one to recruit health care coordinators for individuals with disabilities and a pilot grant to develop an Internet delivered depression intervention for rural men who have sex with men.

I have extensive training in statistical analyses, and have developed evaluations for HRSA, CDC and NIH grants.  I have been reviewing grants for NIH since 2003.

Selected Publications: 

Schönnesson, L., Bowen, A., & Williams, M.L. (in press) Project SMART: Preliminary results from a test of the efficacy of a Swedish Internet-based HIV risk reduction intervention for men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Moring, J., Bowen, A., Thomas, J., & Joseph, J. (in press). Acceptance mediates between tinnitus cognitions and anxiety sensitivity. American Journal of Audiology.

Angiola, J. & Bowen, A.M. (2013).  Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy View.  The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 313-335.

Bowen, A., *Moring, J., Williams, M., Hopper, G., & Daniel, C. (2012).  An investigation of bio-ecological influences associated with first use of methamphetamine in a rural state. Journal of Rural Health, 28(3) 286–295.

Bowen, A., Williams, M., *Daniel, C. & *Clayton, S. (2008).  Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of Internet HIV prevention research targeting rural MSM.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 31, 463-477. (PMC2614302).



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