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Erica Fowler

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree ProgramPh.D. Health Education and Promotion

Erica N. Fowler, Ph.D is a strategy and analytics professional with a profound interest in generating data-driven insights to improve health and business outcomes through the lens of intersectionality. She has ten years’ experience designing study protocol, manipulating, modeling, interpreting, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data to describe and predict trends in patient health and consumer behavior using a variety of technical tools including SAS, SQL, Excel, and Tableau.

Dr. Fowler serves as a contributing faculty member to the Health Education & Promotion program at Walden University and serves on doctoral students' dissertation committees. She also works at Covetrus, a global animal-health technology and services and technology company, where she applies epidemiological methods to build analytics solutions.

Dr. Fowler studied Public Health with a specialization is social epidemiology at The Ohio State University. She enjoys melding industry experience with her passion for public health to break down data silos and positively impact healthcare delivery and health outcomes. She has special interest in sociodemographic factors and Social Determinants of Health and their relation to health and health behaviors.

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States

MPH, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

BS, Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX United States

Public Service

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, Board Member - Columbus, OH United States

Market Research Exchange of Central Ohio, Board Member - Columbus, OH United States

College of Public Health Alumni Society, Board Member - Columbus, OH United States

Publications

Marino, A. J., Fletcher, E. N., Whitaker, R. C., Anderson, S. E. (2012). Amount and environmental predictors of outdoor playtime at home and school: a cross-sectional analysis of a national sample of preschool-aged children attending Head Start. Health & place

Cheng, Y. W., Fletcher, E. N., Roberts, K. J., McKenzie, L. B. (2014). Baby gate-related injuries among children in the United States, 1990-2010. Academic pediatrics

Roberts, K. J., Fowler, E. N., Comstock, R. D., Fernandez, S., Abdel-Rasoul, M., Mihalov, L., Casavant, M. J., McKenzie, L. B. (2018). Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Smoke Alarm Use Among Parents Recruited From a Pediatric Emergency Department The journal of primary prevention

Krebs, M. G., Fletcher, E. N., Werman, H., McKenzie, L. B. (2014). Characteristics of nontrauma scene flights for air medical transport. Air medical journal

McKenzie, L. B., Fowler, E. N., Roberts, K. J., Kaercher, R. M. (2017). Child Passenger Safety in the Somali Communities of Columbus, Ohio Journal of community health

Fletcher, E. N., McKenzie, L. B., Comstock, R. D. (2014). Epidemiologic comparison of injured high school basketball athletes reporting to emergency departments and the athletic training setting. Journal of athletic training

McKenzie, L. B., Fletcher, E., Nelson, N. G., Roberts, K. J., Klein, E. G. (2016). Epidemiology of skateboarding-related injuries sustained by children and adolescents 5-19 years of age and treated in US emergency departments: 1990 through 2008. Injury epidemiology

Keim, S. A., Fletcher, E. N., TePoel, M. R., McKenzie, L. B. (2012). Injuries associated with bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups in the United States, 1991-2010. Pediatrics

Collins, C. L., Fletcher, E. N., Fields, S. K., Kluchurosky, L., Rohrkemper, M. K., Comstock, R. D., Cantu, R. C. (2014). Neck strength: a protective factor reducing risk for concussion in high school sports. The journal of primary prevention

Fletcher, E. N., Whitaker, R. C., Marino, A. J., Anderson, S. E. (2014). Screen Time at Home and School among Low-Income Children Attending Head Start. Child indicators research

Roth, C., Payne, P. R., Weier, R. C., Shoben, A. B., Fletcher, E. N., Lai, A. M., Kelley, M. M., Plascak, J. J., Foraker, R. E. (2016). The geographic distribution of cardiovascular health in the stroke prevention in healthcare delivery environments (SPHERE) study. Journal of biomedical informatics

Presentations

Fletcher, E. N., Roberts, K. J., Nelson, N. G., Mehl, A., McKenzie, L. B. (2012). Child passenger safety among Somali living in Columbus, Ohio The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

Fletcher, E. N., Roberts, K. J., Nelson, N. G., Mehl, A., McKenzie, L. B. (2012). Child passenger safety in the Somali communities of Columbus, Ohio The American Public Health Asscociation

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