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Angela Bowen
RN, BSN, MEd, PhD
Associate Professor

Office: E4246 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-8949
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail: angela.bowen@usask.ca
Skype: angela.bowen.usask

Biography

  • Research Interests
    • Women's & maternal mental health
  • Methodology
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative

Angela Bowen is a Registered Nurse, trained midwife, with a PhD in Community Health and Epidemiology, with a focus on socially vulnerable, including Aboriginal, mothers. She has extensive clinical, educator, and administrator experience in Obstetrics and Mental Health and is a trained midwife. Her research focus, Maternal Mental Health, brings these areas together.

Angela has been successful as Principal Investigator on several Canadian Institutes for Health Research funded projects. She was awarded a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Establishment Award to evaluate the Maternal Mental Health Program that she spearheaded in Saskatoon.
She received a Founders Award from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute in recognition of her efforts to improve the lives of mothers and their children.

Angela is on the Executive Board of the Marcé Society Chair of the Research Committee of the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) She is presently involved in writing the guidelines for Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care Guidelines with Health Canada and Nutrition guidelines for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC).

Angela was awarded an Alumni of Influence at the 75th Anniversary of the College of Nursing. She is currently active in knowledge translation activities to increase awareness of maternal mental health and currently leads the MotherFirst Strategy, which developed policy recommendations to address gaps related to maternal mental health, including education, screening, and treatment.

Present projects include:

Publications

Rahman, K., Bowen, A., & Muhajarine, N. (2014). Examining the factors that moderate and mediate the effects on depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, 1(2), doi: 10.4172/2376-127X.10.

Olson, T., & Bowen, A. (2014). Dispelling Myths to Support Breastfeeding in Women With Postpartum Depression. Nursing for Women's Health, 18(4), 304-13.

Bowen, A., Baetz, M., Schwartz, L., Balbuena, L., & Muhajarine, N. (2014). Antenatal group therapy improves worry and depression symptoms. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Olson, T., Holtslander, L., & Bowen, A. (2014). Mothers Milk, Mothers Tears. Clinical Lactation, 5(1), 9-15.

Bowen, A., Duncan, V., Peacock, S., Bowen, R., Gawley, L., Campbell, D., & Muhajarine, N. (2014). Mood and anxiety problems in perinatal Indigenous women in Australia, New Zealand, and North America (including Hawaii): A critical review of the literature. Transcultural Psychiatry, 15(1), 93-111.

Austin, M-Paule, Bowen, A, & Marcé Society. (2014). Marcé International Society position statement on psychosocial assessment and depression screening in perinatal women. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 28, 179-187.

Cowie, N., Bowen, A., Kuling, S., Premkumar, K., Burbridge, M., & Martel, J. (2014). Health Quality Improvement Using Instructional Communication and Teamwork Videos: An Outcome Study. Creative Education, 5, 36-45.

Warnock, F., Bowen, A., Soares, C., Glover, V., Oberlander, T., Nepomnaschy, P., ... Galea, L. (2013, July). Taking action to close the gaps in research of perinatal mental health. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 16(1), S103.

Kramer, J., Stewart, N., Muhajarine, N., & Bowen, A. (2013). Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: Prevalence, Severity and Relation to Psychosocial Health. MCN. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 38(1), 21-7.

Bowen, A., Bowen, R., & Muhajarine, N. (2012, November). Are pregnant and postpartum women more moody? Understanding perinatal mood instability. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 34(11), 1038-42.

Muhajarine, N., Ng, J., Bowen, A., Cushon, J., & Johnson, S. (2012). Understanding the Impact of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program: A Quantitative Evaluation. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(supp 1), S26-S31.

Mulder, E., Davis, A., Gawley, L., Bowen, A., & Einarson, A. (2012). Negative impact of non-evidence based information received by women taking antidepressants during pregnancy from health care providers and others. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, 34(1), 66-71.

Bruce, L., Beland, D., & Bowen, A. (2012). MotherFirst: Developing a Maternal Mental Health Policy Strategy in Saskatchewan. Healthcare Policy, 8(2), 46-55.

Li, H., Moraros, J., Szafron, M., Muhajarine, N., & Bowen, A. (2012). Evaluation of the Maternal Mental Health Program. American Journal of Epidemiology, 176(1), 80-82.

Bowen, A., Bowen, R., Butt, P., Rahman, K., & Muhajarine, N. (2012). Patterns of depression and treatment in pregnant and postpartum women. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(3), 161-7.

McKillop, E., Martin, S., Bowen, A., & Muhajarine, N. (2011). The best and worst time of my life: The lived experience and meaning of pregnancy in women with mild to moderate depression. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 24(3), 174-195.

Gawley, L., Einarson, A., & Bowen, A. (2011). Stigma and attitudes toward antenatal depression and antidepressant use during pregnancy in healthcare students. Advances in Health Sciences Education, Theory, and Practice, 16(5), 669-679.

Bowen, R., Bowen, A., Baetz, M., Wagner, J., & Pierson, R. (2011). Mood instability in women with premenstrual symptoms. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, 33(9), 927-34.

Bowen, A., & Tumback, L. N. (2011). Breastfeeding and alcohol: Helping nurses dispel the myths. Nursing for Women's Health.

Shah, S., Bowen, A., Mistri, R. F., Hussain, A., Nowshad, G., & Muhajarine, N. (2011). Prevalence of antenatal depression: Comparison between Pakistani and Canadian women. Journal of Pakistani Medical Association, 242(6).

Grants

Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Bowen A (Co-principal Investigator), *Banga K (Co-principal Investigator), Waldner C (Co-investigator). Postpartum Depression: Recent Immigrant Mother’s Perspectives, Qualitative study of East Indian new mother's perceptions of social support postpartum. *PhD Student from the School of Public Health who I co-supervise. Community-Engaged Scholarship Research Seed Funding. Total: $6,000.00 for 2014-07 to 2016-01

Marriott R (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Hauck Y (Co-investigator), Kendall S (Co-investigator), Walker R (Co-investigator), Martin T (Co-investigator). Cultural sensitivity of Aboriginal women birthing in urban maternity facilities, National Health and Medical Research Council-Australia (equivalent to CIHR). Total: $1,052,476.00 for 2014-04 to 2018-06

Stewart M (Principal Investigator), Beiser M (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Dennis CL (Co-investigator), Kushner K (Co-investigator), Makwarimba E (Co-investigator), McKenzie K (Co-investigator), McGrath P (Co-investigator), Shizha E (Co-investigator), Yohani S (Co-investigator). Supporting the mental health of refugee adolescents and parents, CIHR Planning Grant. Total: $25,000.00 for 2014-03 to 2015-03

Marriott R (Principal Investigator), Stanley F (Co-investigator), de Klerk N (Co-investigator), Walker R (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Collaborator). Promoting positive perinatal mental health, parenting, cultural and spiritual wellbeing, and resilience in young Aboriginal parents residing in three locations in Western Australia., ARC Discovery Indigenous Grant. Total: $340,000.00 for 2012-06 to 2015

Stewart M (Principal Investigator), Beiser M (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Dennis Cl (Co-investigator), Letourneau N (Co-investigator), Mackenzie K (Co-investigator), McGrath P (Co-investigator). Online support intervention for refugee adolescents and their parents, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research.
Comment: Phase 2 of this grant submission

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Muhajarine N (Co-principal Investigator), Bowen R (Co-investigator), Hatton L (Co-investigator). Feelings in Pregnancy and Motherhood: Child and Maternal Outcomes, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Saskatchewan/Regional Partnership Program Saskatchewan. Total: $161,955.00 for 2010 to 2016

Contracts, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Maternal Mental Health Therapist Pilot Project: KidsFirst Battlefords, Evaluation of the pilot maternal mental health counsellor/therapist program offered through KidsFirst Government of Saskatchewan. Total: $60,000.00 for 2012-11 to 2014-12

Grants, Completed

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Proposal Development Award, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $1,000.00 for 2014-05

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Kent Wilkinson A (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator), Besse C (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Enhancing the student learning experience through lecture capture, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,000.00 for 2013-03-13 to 2013-08

*Kirkham J (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Baetz M (Co-investigator). Eating Disorders and Exercise Behaviours in pregnant and postpartum women, Thakur Eating Disorder Grant. Total: $3,200.00 for 2011 to 2013
Comment: *PI is a Psychiatry Resident co-supervised by me

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Muhajarine N (Co-principal Investigator), Bowen R (Co-investigator), Torrens D (Co-investigator). Feelings in Pregnancy and Motherhood: Child and Maternal Outcomes, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Total: $80,000.00 for 2010 to 2012

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Sask Prevention Institute (Co-investigator). Maternal Mental Health Strategy: Building Capacity in Saskatchewan, RBC Faculty Development Award. Total: $50,000.00 for 2009 to 2013
Comment: Maximum Award

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Positive Maternal Mental Health, USTEP. (University of Saskatchewan Summer Student Employment Program). Total: $4,000.00 for 2011
Comment: Maximum Award

Olson T (Co-principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-principal Investigator), Holtslander L (Co-investigator). Mother’s Milk, Mother’s Tears: A phenomenological study of breastfeeding experiences in women with postpartum depression, Canadian Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nursing. Total: $2,500.00 for 2011
Comment: *PI is a Graduate Student primarily supervised by me and funds held by me

Cowie N (Principal Investigator), Premkumar K (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Kuling S (Co-investigator). Development of Web-Based Annotated Video Software. Emergency Cesarean Section, Information and Communications Technology Innovation Fund. University of Saskatchewan. Total: $40,000.00 for 2011 to 2012

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Research Grant in lieu of salary, Maternal Mental Health. Total: $15,000.00 for 2010 to 2011
Comment: Maximum Award

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Publication Fund, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $2,000.00 for 2010

Woods P (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Leesburg Stamler L (Co-investigator), MacLeod P (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator). Exploring Collaboration and Capacity Development between the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hawassa University and the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Global Partners II: University of Saskatchewan Small-Grant Program of Research Exchanges. Total: $13,982.00 for 2010 to 2011

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Wall P (Co-investigator), Kent-Wilkinson A (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Besse C (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator), Evans R (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Enhancing the student learning experience through lecture capture, Western Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Education Research Award. Total: $5,000.00 for 2010 to 2011

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Translations and Access, USTEP. (University of Saskatchewan Summer Student Employment Program). Total: $4,000.00 for 2010
Comment: Maximum Award

Warnock F (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Glover V (Co-investigator). Clarifying measurement of perinatal comorbidity and stress regulation in mothers and infants., Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Total: $9,214.00 for 2010

Baxter-Jones A (Principal Investigator), Arnold C (Co-investigator), Bailey D (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Chapman D (Co-investigator), Copete M (Co-investigator), Chilibeck P (Co-investigator), Cooper D (Co-investigator), Farthing J (Co-investigator), Gomes P (Co-investigator), Gyurcsik N (Co-investigator), Johnston G (Co-investigator), Johnston J (Co-investigator), Kontulainen S (Co-investigator), Kim S (Co-investigator), Lieverse A (Co-investigator), Olszynski W (Co-investigator), Vantanparast H (Co-investigator), Rodgers C (Co-investigator), Rosenberg A (Co-investigator). Bone and Joint Imaging Research Group, Bone and Joint Imaging Research Group. Total: $100,000.00 for 2009 to 2011

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Baetz M (Co-investigator), Muhajarine N (Co-investigator), Ramsden V (Co-investigator). New Investigator Establishment Grant, Maternal Mental Health Program Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Total: $80,000.00 for 2008 to 2010
Comment: Maximum Award

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). New Faculty Stipend, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $15,000.00 for 2008 to 2010
Comment: Maximum Award

Rosenberg A (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), PREDictor Team (Co-investigator). Intrauterine Antecedents of Inflammation Mediated Disease, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Total: $300,000.00 for 2007 to 2010

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Baetz M (Co-investigator), Stefiuk W (Co-investigator), McKee N (Co-investigator). Antenatal Depression Support, Group Project Royal University Hospital Foundation. Total: $20,000.00 for 2007 to 2010

Bowen A (Principal Investigator). Proposal Development Award, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $1,000.00 for 2010

Kuling S (Principal Investigator), Cowie N (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Premkumar K (Co-investigator). Medical Simulation for Stat C-section under general anesthesia, RUH Foundation and College of Medicine. Total: $30,000.00 for 2009 to 2010

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Muhajarine N (Co-investigator), Sask Prevention Institute (Co-investigator). Maternal Mental Health: Increasing awareness in Saskatchewan, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Knowledge Translation Grant. Total: $40,000.00 for 2009 to 2012

Muhajarine N (Principal Investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator), Johnston S (Co-investigator), Cushon J (Co-investigator). Impact analysis of Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Public Health Agency of Canada. Total: $40,000.00 for 2009 to 2010
Comment: Maximum Award

Bowen A (Principal Investigator), Muhajarine N (Co-investigator). Feelings in Pregnancy and Motherhood: Child and Maternal Outcomes, TriCouncil Bridge Funding. Total: $10,000.00 for 2009 to 2010