Amber Bowie

Chronic Disease Research Analyst with the Hawai’i State Department of Health

Monitors the prevalence of chronic diseases and associated health risk behaviors in the state of Hawai’i through the development of surveys and other data collection instruments. Assists with the planning and implementation of evaluation and programmatic initiatives related to team-based healthcare practices that prevent heart disease and diabetes.

“A degree from Duke sociology allowed me to learn about health disparities and the underpinning societal factors that influence them. Duke’s sociology department trained me to analyze health care issues with a population and systems-level point of view, which is essential in public health practice. Furthermore, the required internship helped me expand my professional network and afforded me awesome, hands-on experience that made graduate school and job applications even more competitive.”