Associate Professor at the Brown School
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Patrick Fowler researches ways to prevent homelessness and its deleterious effects on child, family, and community well-being. Fowler integrates community and data sciences to investigate the complex causes that underlie racial and health disparities associated with homelessness. Recent work tests the potential for algorithmic decision-making to identify and address inequities in homeless and child welfare services delivery. By engaging with communities, Dr. Fowler’s research aims to improve upstream policies and programs that promote housing stability efficiently and fairly. His federally funded research has been supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Administration for Children and Families, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fowler teaches courses in public health, social work, and computational and data sciences.