- Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science and Research at the Medical University of South Carolina
- PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida
- MS, Physical Therapy, Duke University
- BS, Psychology, Duke University
Mark Bowden received his MS, PT from Duke University in 1995 and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida in May 2009 where his doctoral work concentrated on movement dysfunction after stroke, specifically measurement of activity specific behavioral recovery. He has been involved in the Gainesville research and education community since 2002, where he served as a research physical therapist for the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC) and as an adjunct faculty member with the University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Bowden has almost 15 years of clinical experience as a staff physical therapist, manager of an inpatient spinal cord injury unit, and clinical trials coordinator. Presently, he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science and Research at the Medical University of South Carolina and as a Research Health Scientist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. His current research emphasis is on walking recovery after neurological injury focusing on both outcome measurement and treatment interventions through collaboration with his primary mentor, Dr. Steven Kautz. Dr. Bowden plans on drawing from his clinical background and experience with quantitative assessment tools to examine motor learning as it relates to functional walking recovery.