Elizabeth Bowen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Her research focuses on health disparities affecting persons experiencing homelessness, housing as a social determinant of health, and social policy analysis. Bowen co-developed an original framework for trauma-informed policy analysis and has published widely in journals including American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Drug Policy, and Public Health Nutrition. Bowen is a liaison with the National Homelessness Social Work Initiative and co-leads the Qualitative Social Work Research Special Interest Group for the Society for Social Work and Research. She received her PhD from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and previously worked as a social worker managing supporting housing programs for people affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and other health issues.