Apr 28, 2021
Tomorrow Bowen is a senior in
undergrad in socio-behavioral health with a minor in Sociology. She
just applied to grad school for an MPH. She’s a researcher at heart
and runs a nonprofit The S.O.U.L and hosts the podcast, Not A
Health Guru. She’s most passionate about housing and homelessness
but also has a focus on food policy and environmental
In This Episode We Cover:
- Her public health journey so
far and how she started out as a nursing major/working as CNA
(certified nursing assistant) and she realized this wasn't what she
wanted to do and made the shift to public health.
- Her passion in three areas:
housing and homelessness, food policy, and environmental
- Her personal story as to why
her passion is housing and homelessness and how housing is such a
big part of personal health.
- What her inspiration was to
start a podcast, how she chooses what topics she covers, and how
she organizes them.
- How she started her nonprofit,
exploring the upstream reasons for homeless, and figuring out
step-by-step how to work towards the mission.
- The ways in which she builds
trust with the population she’s working with.
- Her current work looking at how
COVID has affected nonprofits.
- All about her work with an EPA
Superfund Site in Birmingham AL which is work very near-and-dear to
- How she works towards health
Advice for Public Health Professionals:
Tomorrow recommends thinking
about what hits close to home for you, educating yourself on that
issue and spreading information about that issue. Talking to other
people in the field and networking are huge parts of addressing
health equity. What you don’t know someone else does and vice
versa. Get your hands dirty and get into the topic. Don’t wait
until you have your degree or your podcast. If you are a person and
you have a passion for something, there’s always a way to address
- LinkedIn: @tomorrow-r-bowen
- Instagram: @hai_morrow
Not A Health Guru
The S.O.U.L (her nonprofit)