Dawn Bowker, PhD
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Dr. Bowker is the Director of Nursing Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Iowa State University.  She obtained a PhD in Nursing Science from New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in Transcultural Nursing and Community from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Dr. Bowker is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with 3 decades of clinical experience in both private and community sectors.  

Dr. Bowker has worked as a transcultural clinician and a consultant on cultural discordance issues in the delivery of healthcare. Dr. Bowker has partnered with the Oglala Lakota on a number of health and community initiatives for over a decade. Conversations with the Lakota elders and respect for the Lakota and their culture initiated Dr. Bowker’s research on HPV and cervical cancer among Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge Reservation.