Patrick Fowler, PhD

Co-lead of the Methods Core

Team Leader in Administrative Core of CICM Capstone Center

Patrick J. Fowler is an Associate Professor in the Brown School and Division of Computational and Data Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His research aims to prevent homelessness and its deleterious effects on child, family and community well-being. Trained in child clinical-community psychology, Fowler uses innovative methods that rigorously investigate policies and programs intended to promote housing and family stability. Recent research focuses on cross system collaborations to prevent child maltreatment associated with family homelessness, as well as youth homelessness in the transition from foster care to adulthood. Fowler also designs and tests big data applications that improve fair and efficient delivery of homeless services; the approaches leverage linked administrative data to target prevention for households most likely to benefit.