Nena Bowman received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at Middle Tennessee State University in 2010 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Bowman completed a specialty fellowship in toxicology with the Utah Poison Control Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016. She is board certified as a clinical toxicologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (DABAT). Bowman currently practices at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the Managing Director of the Tennessee Poison Center. Bowman works closely with public health and prevention organizations to prevent poisonings and educate on toxic ingestions and poisonings. She also works with healthcare facilities to manage and treat poisoned patients.
The Tennessee Poison Center managed over 50,000 calls in 2017 from healthcare facilities, public inquiries, and occupational exposures. They serve the entire state of Tennessee and receive calls from every county. Bowman’s scholarship focuses on pediatric poisonings, opioid overdose prevention, naloxone education, and the opioid crisis.