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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

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 justice.

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 justice.
  • 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 her heart.
  • How she works towards health equity.


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 it.



  • LinkedIn: @tomorrow-r-bowen
  • Instagram: @hai_morrow 

Not A Health Guru

The S.O.U.L (her nonprofit)