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Elizabeth P. Howard

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and Professor


Elizabeth P. Howard is associate dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and a professor in the Connell School of Nursing, an adjunct scientist at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In addition, she is a fellow in interRAI®, an international research consortium whose goal is “to promote evidence-informed clinical practice and policy decision making through the collection and interpretation of high-quality data about the characteristics and outcomes of persons served across a variety of health and social service settings.” Dr. Howard is a member of interRAI’s Network in Integrated Care and Aging and the Instrument and Systems Development Committee. Dr. Howard has experience examining healthy aging interventions including web-based arts intervention, comprehensive geriatric assessments, and wellness coaching program. She also contributes nursing expertise to development, testing and implementation of geriatric models using interRAI’s national and international data to address risks for common geriatric syndromes such as cognitive decline, falls, and frailty. As a certified adult/geriatric primary care nurse practitioner and an acute care nurse practitioner, Dr. Howard maintains a clinical practice in an internal medicine setting.

Selected Appointments & Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Fellow, InterRAI™ - Network for Integrated Care and Aging;
  • Fellow, InterRAI™ - Instrument and Systems Development
  • Adjunct Scientist, The Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging, Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center on Aging and Work, Boston College
  • Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging
  • Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, National Academies of Practice
  • Scholar, Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing Research
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional Activities

  • PCORI - Panel Reviewer