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Rodney Bowden
Rodney Bowden

Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Professor of Health Education

Campus Contact Information
Baylor University
School of Education
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, Texas 76798-7313
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 135
Phone: 254-710-4499
Fax: 254-710-3987

1995 Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Health Education Dissertation: Prediction Accuracy of Three Dichotomous Cholesterol Measures
1991 M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Health Education
1990 B.S. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Kinesiology-Major, Health Education-Minor

Research Interests:
Lipid Metabolism
End-Stage Renal Disease
Medical Outcomes

1. *Moreillon, JJ, Bowden, RG, Deike, E, Griggs, JO, Wilson, RL, Shelmadine, B, Cooke, M, Beaujean, A. (2013). The Use of an Anti-inflammatory Supplement in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. (Accepted for Publication).

2. Shelmadine, BD, Baltensperger, A, Wilson, RL, Bowden, RG. (2013). Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure in a Sickle Cell Trait Athlete: A Case Study. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. (Accepted for Publication).

3. *Heimbach, E, Bowden, RG, Griggs, JO, Beaujean, AA, Doyle, EI, Doyle, R. (2012). The Effects of Lowering Uric Acid Levels Using Allopurinol on Components of Metabolic Syndrome. Cardiology Research. 3(2):80-86.

4. *Deike, E, Bowden, RG, Moreillon, JJ, Griggs, JO, Wilson, RL, Cooke, M, Shelmadine, B, Beaujean, AA. (2012). Effects of fish oil on markers of inflammation in chronic kidney disease patients. Journal of Renal Nutrition. 22(6):572-577.

5. *Lowman, N, Bowden, RG. (2012). Predictors of Injudicious Antibiotic Use. The Open Public Health Journal. 5:74-79.

6. *Hubbs, A, Doyle, EI, Bowden, RG, Doyle, RD. (2012). A Multiple Variable Health Assessment and Descriptive Study among College Students. Psychological Reports. 110(2):469-474.

7. Shelmadine, BD, Hudson, GM, Buford, GM, Grothe, A, Moreillon, JJ, Gutierrez, JL, Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL, Willoughby, DW. (2012). Effects of thirty days of creatine supplementation on total homocysteine in a pilot study of End-Stage Renal Disease patients. Journal of Renal Nursing. 4(4):6-11.

8. Bowden, RG, La Bounty, P, Shelmadine, B, Wilson, RL, Hebert, S. (2011). Reverse Epidemiology of Lipid-Death Associations in a Cohort of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Nephron Clinical Practice. 199(3):c214-c219.

9. Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL, Beaujean, AA. (2011). LDL Particle Size and Particle Number Compared with LDL Cholesterol and Risk Categorization with End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Journal of Nephrology. 24(6):771-777.

10. *Schwarz, N, *Rigby, R, La Bounty, P, Shelmadine, B, Bowden, RG. (2011). Factors associated with weight control in the absence of energy restriction. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2011:1-15, doi:10.1155/2011/237932.

11. Bowden, RG. (2011). The role of nebivolol in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with renal dysfunction. Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi (Anatolian Journal of Cardiology). Invited editorial comment. 11(7):618.

12. Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL. (2010). Malnutrition, Inflammation and Lipids in a Cohort of Dialysis Patients. Postgraduate Medicine. 122(3):196-202.

13.*Lowman, N, Bowden, RG. (2010). Parental Factors Associated with Injudicious Antibiotic Seeking Behavior. American Journal of Health Behavior. 34(5):633-640.

14.Bowden, RG, *Shelmadine, B, Wilson, RL. (2010). Controlling Uric Acid as a Means to Control Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome and Lipids. Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi (Anatolian Journal of Cardiology). 10:294-296. (Letter to the Editor).

15. Bowden, RG, Wilson RL, Gentile, M. (2009). Cholesterol Values are Poor Markers of Disease Risk in a Chronic Disease Population. Clinical Lipidology 4(5):545-551.

16. Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL, *Deike, E, Gentile, M. (2009). Fish Oil Supplementation Lowers C-Reactive Protein Levels Independent of Triglyceride Changes in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Aug-Sep; 24(4): 508-512.

17. Bowden, RG, *Jitomir, J., Wilson, RL, Gentile, M. (2009). Over the Counter Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Significantly Changes Lipid Levels in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Journal of Renal Nutrition. 19(4): 259-266.

18. *Beavers, KM, *Beavers, DP, Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL, Gentile, M. (2009). The Effect of OTC Fish Oil Administration on Plasma Lp(a) Levels in an End Stage Renal Disease Population. Journal of Renal Nutrition. 19(6):443-449.

19. *Shelmadine, B, Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL, *Beavers, D., *Hartman, J. (2009). The Effects Of Lowering Uric Acid Levels Using Allopurinol On Markers Of Metabolic Syndrome In End Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Pilot Study. Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi (Anatolian Journal of Cardiology). 9:385-389.

20. *Beavers, KM, *Beavers, DP, *Serra, MC, Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL. (2009). Low Relative Skeletal Muscle Mass indicative of Sarcopenia is associated with Elevations in Serum Uric Acid Levels: Findings from NHANES III. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging 13(3): 177-182.

21. Bowden, RG, Lanning, BA, Doyle EI, *Slonaker, B, *Johnston, H Scanes, G. (2008). The Effects of Attempted Weight Loss and Exercise Initiation on Health Related Quality of Life. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 3:149-160.

22. Bowden, RG, Rust, DM, Kingery, PM. (2008). Predictors of Elevated Blood Lipids in a Worksite Lipid Screening Program. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research. 3(1): 97-102.

23. *Beavers, KM, *Beavers, DP, Bowden, RG, Wilson, RL, Gentile, M. (2008). Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Total Homocysteine Levels in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Nephrology. 13(4), 284-288.

24. Bowden, RG, *Hebert, S, Wilson, R, Gentile, M, Lanning, B. (2007). Comparison of Lipid Measures and Risk Stratification among End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Journal of Nephrology. 21(2): 212-218.

25. Bowden, RG, Wilson, R, Gentile, M, *Ounpraseuth, S, *Moore, P, Leutholtz, B. (2007). The Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Vascular Access Thrombosis in Polytetrafluorethylene Grafts. Journal of Renal Nutrition. 17(2): 126-131.

26. Bowden, RG, Lanning, BA, Doyle, EI, *Johnston, HM, *Slonaker, B, Scanes, G. (2007). Systemic Glucose Level Changes with a Carbohydrate Restricted and Higher Protein Diet Combined with Exercise. Journal of American College Health. 56(2): 147-152.

27. Bowden, RG, Lanning, BA, Doyle, EI, *Johnston, HM, *Slonaker, B, Scanes, G., Moore, P. (2007). The Effects Two Dietary Approaches Combined with Exercise on Lipid Levels. American Journal of Health Studies. 21(1): 20-27.

28. Bowden, RG, Kingery, PM, *Long L. (2006). Precision of a Dry-Chemistry Method of Lipid Screening. Public Health. 120(6):572-576.

29. Bowden, RG, *Hebert, S, Wilson, R, Gentile, M, Lanning, B. (2006). A Cholesterol Primer for Health Professionals. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 4(1), 12-21.

30. *Campbell, B, *Roberts, M, *Kerksick, C, *Wilborn, C, *Marcello, B, *Taylor, L, *Nassar, E, Leutholtz, B, Bowden, RG, Rasmussen, C, Greenwood, M, Kreider, R. (2006). Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Effects on Exercise Performance of L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate in Trained Adult Men. Nutrition. 22: 871-881.

31. Bowden, RG, Lanning, BA, Doyle, EI, *Johnston, H, *Slonaker, B, Scanes, G. (2005). Lipid Levels in a Cohort of Sedentary University Students. The Internet Journal of Cardiovascular Research. 2(2).

32. Bowden, RG, Lanning, BA, Doyle, EI, *Johnston, HM, *Nassar, EI, *Slonaker, B, Scanes, G., Rasmussen, C. (2005). Comparison of Body Composition Measures to Dual Energy X Ray Absorptiometry. Journal of Exercise Physiology-Online. 8(2): April, 1-9.

33. Bowden, RG, Rust, D *Dunsmore, S, Briggs, J. (2005). Changes in Social Physique Anxiety During 16-Week Physical Activity Courses. Psychological Reports. 96: 690-692.

34. Koh-Banerjee, PK, *Ferreira, MP, Greenwood, M, Bowden, RG, Cowan, P, Almada, AL , Kreider, RB. (2005). Effects of Calcium Pyruvate Supplementation During Training on Body Composition, Exercise Capacity, and Metabolic Responses to Exercise. Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences. 21: 312-319.

35. *Kerksick, C, Rasmussen, C, Bowden, RG, Leutholtz, B, *Harvey, T, Earnest, C, Greenwood, M, Almada, A, & Kreider, R. (2005). Effects of Ribose Supplementation Prior To and During Intense Exercise on Anaerobic Capacity and Metabolic Markers. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Biochemistry. 15: 653-664.

36. *Henderson, S, *Magu, B, Rasmussen, C, *Lancaster, L, *Kerksick, C, *Smith, P, Melton, C, Cowan, P, Greenwood, M, Earnest, C, Almada, A, Milnor, P, *Magrans, T, Bowden, RG, *Ounpraseuth, S, *Thomas, A, Kreider, R. (2005). Effects of Coleus Forskohlii Supplementation on Body Composition and Hematological Profiles in Mildly Overweight Women. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2(2): 54-62.

37. Bowden, RG., Kingery, PM, Rust D. (2004). Assessing Risk Using Different Cholesterol Measures. Public Health. 118(3): 225-229.
38. Bowden, RG, Wyatt, FB, Wilson, RL, *Wilborn, CD, Gentile, M. (2004). Homocysteine and Vascular Access Thrombosis in a Cohort of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Renal Failure. November 26(6): 709-714.

39. Bowden, RG, Kingery, PM. (2004). Significant Predictors of Elevated Cholesterol in a Worksite Screening Program. Journal of Academic Inquiry. 1(1): 2-13.

40. *Wilborn, C. Wyatt, F. Bowden, RG, Greenwood, M, *Grose D. (2004). The Effects of Exercise Intensity and Body Position on Cardiovascular Variables During Resistance Training. Journal of Exercise Physiology-Online. 7(4): August, 29-36.

41. Lanning, BA, Bowden, R.G., *Owens, R., Massey-Stokes, M. (2004). Relations of Gender, Age, Perceived Fitness, and Aerobic Activity on Social Physique Anxiety, and Self-Esteem in Adults Sixty and Older. Psychological Reports, 95, 761-766.

42. Bowden, RG, Wyatt, RB, Wilson, RL, *Wilborn, CD, Gentile, M. (2003). Homocysteine, Age, Gender and Vascular Access Thrombosis in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: Retrospective Analysis. Journal of the Argentine Federation of Cardiology on the Internet. Published under Brief Communications and Cerebral and Peripheral Vascular Disease.

43. Bowden, R.G., Lanning, B., Pippin, G., Tanner, J. (2003). Teachers' Attitudes Towards Abstinence-Only Curricula. Education. Summer, 123(4): 780-788, 732.

44. Bowden, RG, Wyatt, F, Wilson, R. (2002) Homocysteine and Vascular Access Thrombosis in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Retrospective Study. Journal of Nephrology. 15(6): 1-5.

45. Rust, D., Bowden, RG. (2001). Improving School Success for Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. International Electronic Journal of Health Education. 4:368-376.

46. Bowden, RG. (2001). Comparison of Participants and Non-participants in a Worksite Cholesterol Screening Program. International Electronic Journal of Health Education. 4:100-104.

47. Bowden, R.G., Finkenberg, M. (2001). Electronic Publications as Scholarly Activity. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education. February; 12(1): 7, 9, 15, 19.

48. Bowden, R.G., (2001). Quality of Life in Cancer Patients. Baylor Educator. Fall/Winter, 20(1): 14-15.

49. Bowden, R.G., Lanning, B. (2001). The Reemergence of Community and Public Health. Baylor Educator. Fall/Winter, 20(1): 4-5.

50. Bowden, RG, Rust, D. (2000). A Review of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for Health Educators. American Journal of Health Education. July/August 31(4): 231-237.

51. Finkenberg, M., Bowden, R.G. (2000) Technology in the HPER Curriculum - Preliminary Status Report. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education. 11(6): 6,15.

52. Finkenberg, M., Bowden, R.G. (2000) Technology and the Accreditation Process. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education. February, 11(1): 8-9.

53. Bowden, R.G., Kingery, P., Brizzolara, J. (1999). Prediction Accuracy and Contrast of Three Dichotomous Cholesterol Measures. American Journal of Health Education. September/October, 30(5): 284-289.

54. Bowden, R.G., Finkenberg, M., DiNucci, J. (1999). The Internet as a Research Tool. The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher Education. 10(2): 7-9.

55. Brizzolara, J., Ballard, D., Kingery, P., Bowden, R.G., Stevens, S., Corbett, B. (1999). Body Fat as a Predictor of Health Costs in University Employees. Contemporary Business Readings of the Academy of Business Administration. (1999 Edition) pp. 67-74.

56. Kingery, P., Uhalt, S., Bowden, R.G., Brizzolara, J. (1996). Evening and Weekend Use of University Fitness Facilities by Employees: Evidence of Unmet Needs for Worksite Health Promotion. Wellness Perspectives. 12(3): 149-154.

57. Kingery, P., Ellsworth, C., Bowden. R.G., Corbett, B., Brizzolara, J. (1994). High Cost Analysis: A Closer Look at the Case for Health Promotion. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 36(12): 1341-1347.

58. Casey, T., Kingery, P., Bowden, R.G., Corbett, B. (1993). An Investigation of the Factor Structure of the Multi-Dimensional Health Locus of Control Scales in a Health Promotion Program. Educational and Psychological Measurement. 53:491-498.

59. Kingery P M., Bowden, RG, Corbett BS. (1992). A Mobile Health Screening Program in the University Setting. American Journal of Health Promotion 6(4):253-254.

2011 Outstanding Research Poster (Judged top research poster of the conference), American Academy of Health Behavior Scientific Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina

2011 Promoted to Professor

2011 Personal interview with leading Chronic Kidney Disease organization

2008 Professional Poster of Distinction, American Academy of Health Behavior Scientific Meeting, Oxnard, California

2007 Invited Presenter: Oxford Roundtable, Rhodes House at the University of Oxford, Oxford England

2006 Research Consortium, AAHPERD Conference: Top Rated Poster

2005-2006 Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering

2006 Partial Summer Sabbatical, Baylor University

2004-2005 Visiting Scholar, University of Hawaii

2004-2005 Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care

2004 Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor, Baylor University

2004 Research Sabbatical, fall 2004, Baylor University

2004 Full Member, American Academy of Health Behavior

2003 Fellow, Research Consortium, AAHPERD

2002 Recipient, Research Award for Non-Tenured, Tenure Track Faculty
(University Wide), Baylor University.

2001 Summer Research Sabbatical, summer 2001, Baylor University

Courses Taught:

Graduate Courses:
Research Methods: Preventive Health (Ph.D. level)
Research Methods
Evaluation in Health Education
Foundations of Health Education
Current Issues in Health Education

Undergraduate Courses:
Epidemiology and Vital Statistics
Mood Modifying Substances/Pharmacology
Evaluation in Health Education
Planning, Programming, and Evaluation in Health Education
Health Education Seminar