Sally Bowman


Hallie E. Ford Center
2631 SW Campus Way, Room 251
Corvallis, OR 97331-8687

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Office phone: 541-737-1020
Fax: 541-737-0999

School, program or other affiliation

  • Center for Healthy Aging Research
  • Extension and Outreach
  • Extension 4-H Youth Development
  • Extension Family and Community Health Program

Research Interests

My research and Extension program is focused on gerontology (family caregiving), families in poverty, and rural community development. My work includes the development and evaluation of innovative educational methods, such as interactive simulations, board games, and multimedia approaches in order to facilitate learning.

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Sally Bowman is a Professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. Dr. Bowman is a Health Extension administrator, and a member of the Human Development & Family Sciences Program. She serves as Co-Director of the Parenting and Family Life Core at the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.

She is currently the Principal Investigator on a $7 million/year federally funded preventive health program focused on reducing chronic health conditions among populations with limited resources. It fosters healthy food choices and increased physical activity through direct education; social marketing; and policy, systems, and environmental change. She also has a contract with Oregon Health Authority to disseminate an evidence-based physical activity program for older adults in every county; and is a Senior Associate Director of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center, which provides geriatric training to health professionals in rural areas of Oregon. Additionally, Dr. Bowman is co-Principal Investigator for SNAP-outreach, a contract in several counties to increase awareness and applications from qualified individuals for SNAP benefits.

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