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Kimberly S. Bowen, Ph.D.

University of Utah Asia Campus U838 | 119 Munhwa-ro Songdo Yeonsu-gu Incheon, South Korea 21985
+82 (010) 9895-0027 | Kimberly.Bowen@psych.utah.edu

Education
American University | B.A., Psychology | magna cum laude with Honors 2006
Pepperdine University | M.A., Clinical Psychology 2009
University of Utah | M.S., Psychology | Concentration: Social Psychology, Health Psychology 2013
University of Utah | Ph.D., Psychology | Concentration: Social Psychology, Health Psychology 2015
Dissertation: “Your support touches my heart: Testing a mediational model of receiving social
support, culture, and ambulatory blood pressure; Advisor: Bert N. Uchino, Ph.D.
Secondary Advisor: Yukiko Uchida, Ph.D.
Academic Positions
Assistant Professor | Department of Psychology, University of Utah Asia Campus 2016-present
Postdoctoral Fellow | Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Ohio State University 2015
Publications
Uchino, B.N., Bowen, K., Kent, R., Mikal, J., & Fisher, E.B. (in press). Social support and physical health:
Models, mechanisms, and opportunities. In E. Fisher, L. Cameron, A, Christensen, U. Ehlert, B.
Oldenburg, & F. Snoek (Eds.), Principles and Concepts of Behavioral Medicine: A Global Handbook.
Springer International Publishing.
Uchino, B.N., Bowen, K., Kent de Grey, R.G., Smith, T.W. Baucom, B.R., Light, K.A., & Ray, S. (2016). Loving-
kindness meditation improves relationship negativity and psychological well-being: A pilot
study. Psychology, 7, 6-11.
Kent, R. G., Uchino, B. N., Cribbet, M. R., Bowen, K., and Smith, T. W. (2015). Social relationships and sleep
quality. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(6), 912-917.
Uchino, B.N., Bowen, K., & Kent, R. (2015). Social support and mental health. In H. Friedman and K.
Fingerman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2nd Edition) (pp. 189-195). Oxford: Elsevier.
Uchino, B. N., Cawthon, R. M., Smith, T. W., Kent, R., Bowen, K., & Light, K. C. (2015). A cross sectional
analysis of the association between perceived network social control and telomere length. Health
Psychology, 34(5), 531-538.
Bowen, K.S., Uchino, B.N. Birmingham, W., Carlisle, M., Smith, T. W., & Light, K. C. (2014). The stress-
buffering effects of functional social support on ambulatory blood pressure. Health Psychology, 33(11),
1440-1443.
Bowen, K.S., Birmingham, W., Uchino, B. N., Carlisle, M., Smith, T. W., & Light, K.C. (2013). Specific
dimensions of perceived support and ambulatory blood pressure: Which support functions appear to
be most beneficial and for whom? International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88(3), 317-324.
Uchino, B. N., Bosch, J. A., Smith, T. W., Carlisle, M., Birmingham, W., Bowen, K. S., Light, K. C., Heaney, J., &
O' Hartaigh, B. (2013). Spousal ambivalence and cardiovascular risk: A test of different interaction
contexts and its links to inflammation. Health Psychology, 32(10), 1067-1075.
Uchino, B. N., Bowen, K., Carlisle, M., & Birmingham, W. (2012). What are the psychological pathways
linking social support to health outcomes? A visit with the “ghosts” of research past, present, and
future. Social Science & Medicine, 74(7), 949-957.
Uchino, B. N., Bowen, K., Carlisle, M., Reblin, M., & Campo, R. (2013). Interpersonal processes. In. M.
Gellman & J. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. New York: Springer.
Uchino, B.N., Cawthon, R., Smith, T.W., Light, K.G., McKenzie, J., Carlisle, M., Gunn, H., Birmingham, W., &
Bowen, K. (2012). Social relationships and health: Is feeling positive, negative, or both (ambivalent)
related to telomeres? Health Psychology, 31(6), 789-796.
Presentations
Bowen, K. S. & Uchida, Y. (accepted for February 2019). Alone and lonely? One-person households and
social pathways to health in Japan. Accepted for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality
and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.
Jeong, S., Bowen, K. S., & Uchida, Y. (accepted for February 2019). The association among relational
ambivalence, life satisfaction, and cultural interdependence. Accepted for the Annual Meeting of the
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.
Bowen, K. S. & Uchida, Y. (August 2016). The effects of perceived responsiveness and unwanted social
support on mood and self-schema in daily life across cultures. Poster presented at the Conference
for the International Association for Cross-Cultural Research, Nagoya, Japan.
Bowen, K.S. & Uchida, Y. (January 2016). Received functional social support and ambulatory blood
pressure over the day among Japanese college students. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of
the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California.
Bowen, K.S. & Uchida, Y. (January 2016). Cultural pathways for received functional social support and
ambulatory blood pressure in daily life. Data blitz talk presented at the Advances in Cultural
Psychology Preconference for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology, San Diego, California.
Bowen, K.S., Uchida, Y., & Uchino, B. N. (February 2015). Giving social support and mental well-being in
Japan and the United States. Poster presented at the Advances in Cultural Psychology Preconference,
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California.
Bowen, K. S., Uchino, B. N., Rhodewalt, F. T., Sanbonmatsu, D., & White, P. H. (February 2014). Does
choice moderate the effects of received social support on cardiovascular reactivity? Poster presented
at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.
Bowen, K. S., Pasupathi, M., McLean, K. C., & Steinquist, K. (January 2013). Sharing the past with a partner:
The role of social support in autobiographical narratives. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of
the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bowen, K. S., Birmingham, W., Uchino, B. N., Carlisle, M., Smith, T. W., & Light, K. C. (October 2011).
Specific dimensions of perceived support and ambulatory blood pressure: Which support functions
appear most beneficial and for whom? Paper presented at the International Association for
Relationship Research mini-conference on Health, Emotions, and Relationships at University of
Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Bowen, K.S. (November 2006). Examining the interaction among self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction
and perception of self. Poster presented at the University of Illinois National McNair Scholars
Research Conference, Wisconsin.
Bowen, K. S. (April 2006). Express yourself: The effects of expressive writing on homesickness and mood.
Poster presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Asheville, North Carolina.
Teaching & Curriculum Development
PSY1010 General Psychology | in person
PSY3000 Statistical Methods for Psychology | in person
PSY3010 Research Methods for Psychology | online
PSY3410 Introduction to Social Psychology | in person and online
PSY3450 Cross-Cultural Psychology | in person and online
PSY3460 Health Psychology | in person and online
PSY3960 Social Psychology Special Topics
- Prejudice and Discrimination Seminar | in person
- Death and Denial: In Search of Grand Unifying Theories | in person
PSY4910 Teaching Practicum | intensive supervision and mentoring
Research Funding
Examining a model of culture: Social support, mental health, and physical health (2014)
Agency: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science | Type: Short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship for North
American and European Researchers PE14026 | Principal Investigator: Kimberly S. Bowen, Ph.D.
Goal: To investigate the mediating role of culture on the effects of receiving social support on ambulatory
blood pressure, mood, and cognitive appraisals of self and stress in daily life in Japan and the United States

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Social support and health: Examining cultural pathways of belonging social support and giving social support
for mental and physical well-being (2013)
Agency: National Science Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science | Type: East Asian and
Pacific Summer Institute and Summer Program SP13003 | Principal Investigator: Kimberly S. Bowen, Ph.D.
Goal: To investigate the differential effects of receiving and giving social support across cultures on depression,
anxiety, stress, self-reported physical health, and mood over two weeks in Japan and the United States
Employment
Lab Manager | University of Utah Department of Psychology Social Neuroscience Lab 2013-15
Responsibilities: Coordinated projects on relationships and health, including a laboratory experiment, a
naturalistic repeated measures study, and a meditation intervention pilot study; recruit, train, and mentor
undergraduate research assistants; manage electronic and paper lab files and databases
Clinical Interviewer and Neurocognitive Testing | Excell Research, L.L.C. 2010
Responsibilities: Recruit and screen participants for human clinical trials on major depression, bipolar disorder,
and schizophrenia treatment; assess participant symptoms and functioning in structured clinical interviews;
administer and score paper- and computer-based neurocognitive tests
Clinical Trainee | Culver City Police Department Special Victims Juvenile Rehabilitation Program 2007-09
Responsibilities: Provide individual, family, and group cognitive behavioral therapy while incorporating other
emotion-focused, problem-focused, person-centered therapies based on case features to first-time adolescent
offenders as part of an 18-week rehabilitation program; identify presenting problem and symptoms, develop
treatment plan, assess progress; develop and lead workshops on psychosocial and academic skills
Research Assistant | University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience 2007
Responsibilities: Recruit and screen participants for a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a
subcutaneous implant for opioid addiction in the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs; enter and manage study
data; act as liaison to the participant on behalf of the interdisciplinary research team composed of researchers,
medical doctors, psychologists, and nurses; prepare biological specimens for shipping and analysis
Intern | Society for Research in Child Development Office for Policy and Communications 2005-06
Responsibilities: Manage databases on empirical research and society fellows; track U.S. Senate and Congress
bills related to education, family services, and child development; liaison with Senate and Congressional
offices to promote evidence-based legislature; support office director and assistant director with planning and
executing U.S. Senate and Congressional briefings
Selected Awards
Graduate Student Research Award, American Psychological Association Health Psychology Division 38 2014
Clayton Award for Excellence in Research, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2014
Fredrick T. Rhodewalt Award for Innovative Research, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2014
Herbert W. Gustafson Graduate Fellowship, University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2014
Teaching Fellowship, University of Utah Graduate School 2013
Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2013
Professional Development Award, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2013
Colleagues Grant, Pepperdine University 2007-09
Charles Fester Award for Excellence in Psychology, American University 2007
Ronald E. McNair Underrepresented Undergraduate Scholar, American University 2005-06
External Peer Review
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
2016: American Psychologist, Journal of Marriage and Family, Biological Psychiatry
2015: Physiology and Behavior, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Asian Journal of Psychiatry
2014: PLOS One
University Service
Hiring Search Committee Member, University of Utah Asia Campus 2017- 18
Psychology Faculty Recruitment Representative, University of Utah Asia Campus 2018
Technology Policy Committee, University of Utah Asia Campus 2017
Graduation Committee, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2014-15

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Graduate Committee, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2013-14
Graduate Student Advisory Committee, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2013-14
Professional Issues and Ethics Committee, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2012-13
Social Psychology Brown Bag Coordinator, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2011-12
Peer Mentorship Committee, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2010-11
Diversity Committee, University of Utah Department of Psychology 2010-11

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