His current work in Providence Care deals with Functional Improvement and Recurrence Risk after First Episode Depression and Independent and Interactive Roles of Premorbid Factors, Cognition, Reward, and Stress.
Dr. Bowie is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the Psychiatry Department and Centre for Neuroscience Studies, at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is the Head Consulting Psychologist at the Early Psychosis Intervention Program in Kingston and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. His research interests focus on determining the causes and correlates, and developing treatments for, cognitive deficits in mental disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.
He completed his Ph.D. at Hofstra University in New York, training with Drs. Mark Serper and Philip Harvey. For his PhD work, was awarded the Association for Psychological Science’s award for Top Ranked Thesis of the year. He was the first doctoral student to receive the New York State Office of Mental Health Award for Services Research based on his pioneering work on cognitive remediation for severely ill people with schizophrenia.
After his doctoral internship at the Clinical Neuroscience Center of Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, he did post-doctoral training with Dr. Barbara Cornblatt, earning a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). Dr. Bowie then accepted an academic appointment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and continued to study the functional consequences of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia before moving to Queen’s in 2008. He has received two additional NARSAD Awards to study cognitive remediation in schizophrenia and in 2011 received the Top-Ranked Young Investigator Fellow at the annual Winter Brain Conference. Most recently, he was awarded the Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research from the Graham Boeckh Foundation.Dr. Bowie is the author of over 200 peer reviewed scientific publications and several books and book chapters. He was co-editor of: Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcomes and his novel cognitive remediation’s treatment manual: Action-Based Cognitive Remediation. Currently he is leading multiple trials of cognitive remediation for severe mental disorders, developing new approaches to understand stigma and social exclusion toward psychosis, and examining the interactive effects of cognitive deficits and cognitive processes.