Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #1057
Memphis, TN 38163
Patricia A. Cowan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she received her baccalaureate degree in nursing. She received a masterís degree in adult health nursing from the University of Kansas and her PhD from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Cowan has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing and Graduate Health Sciences since 2000. Her research interests include lifestyle interventions (exercise/diet) in overweight youth and adults (healthy, transplant recipients, and individuals with diabetes), and cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes. She participates in a multi-professional research team and is interested in translational research. Dr. Cowan enjoys mentoring students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and previously served as director for the BSN program and director for the PhD in nursing science program. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Southern Nursing Research Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International, serving on grant and abstract review committees.