Brooks Bowden, an assistant professor of methods and policy at the NC State College of Education, has been named a member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 40 for 40 Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding early career research professionals.
As a fellow, Bowden will receive funding to attend APPAM’s fall research conference, a premier research event that attracts high-quality work on a wide variety of current and emerging policy and management issues. She will also have the opportunity to grow her professional network and share her research with a broader audience.
Bowden focuses her research on applying, improving and simplifying methods of economic evaluation, including cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and benefit-cost analysis.
Currently, she is part of a three-year, $3 million U.S. Department of Justice grant to execute and validate a replicable approach to implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) within challenging school contexts.
APPAM says the essential work from early-career professionals like Bowden will shape the future of public policy research.