Barbara Laymon, PhD, MPH

Implications of Bowen Theory for Public Health Practice & Bowen Theory in Spirituality and Religion

Barbara Laymon’s research background is in Public Health, including long term care policy, maternal and child health, managed care organization, population health epidemiology, community health assessment, community health improvement planning, public health infrastructure, partnerships, and the social determinants of health. She now works to apply a Bowen theory perspective to public health. Recently she has focused on the implications of Bowen theory in adverse childhood events, the social determinants of health, and major societal events including United Airlines Flight 93 and the Flint water crisis. Barbara is also interested in Bowen Theory’s ninth concept on supernatural phenomena and plans to conduct research on systems thinking in religion and spirituality.