John Lowrey Biography

John Lowrey, PhD

Assistant Professor 
D’Amore-McKim School of Business & Bouvé College of Health Sciences

[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Intervention-based research, prospective study design, IRB, multi-modal EHR, secondary data analysis, operations management, partner identification, selection, and engagement


Dr. John Lowrey’s research takes an operations management approach to the study of food waste, retail operations, and preventative healthcare. Much of his work focuses on the impact of food donations. He works directly with several Feeding America member Food Banks to understand the explicit and implicit benefits of food donations at retail. Importantly, retail donations sustain a secondary market for food and this market serves as a source of nutrition for low-income, food-insecure individuals. His healthcare-related research concerns new models of care delivery that integrate community-based organizations such as food banks and food pantries to coordinate health-related services. These models use systematic screening and referral-based mechanisms to identify and address the patients’ underlying social determinants of health.


Current Project

Dr. Lowrey is studying pediatric obesity, focused on how to use geographic patient information as a proxy for area-level social determinants of health. He is studying the link between area-level determinants of health, clinical access, and care outcomes.     

Publications – Past Five Years

Lowrey, J. D., Richards, T. J., & Hamilton, S. F. (2021). Food Banks and Retail Markups. European Review of Agricultural Economics.