Elizabeth A Howell, MD
- ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- PROFESSOR | Psychiatry, Schizophrenia
- PROFESSOR | Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Specialty:Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elizabeth A. Howell, M.D., M.P.P. is a Professor in the Departments of Population Health Science & Policy, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Psychiatry, System Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Associate Dean for Academic Development. She is a NIH-funded ob/gyn health services researcher and her research addresses quality of care and racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and child health. Her major research foci are postpartum depression and its impact on underserved communities and the intersection between quality of care and disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. She has served on several expert committees including for the Institute of Medicine, NIH, the Joint Commission, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, international external scientific advisory boards, and editorial boards. Dr. Howell received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and received her medical and public policy degrees at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received her residency training at Cornell /New York Hospital and is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist. Dr. Howell received her training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale Medical School.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
MD, Harvard Medical School
MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Residency, Obs/ Gyn, New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health, Women's Health, Maternal Mortality and Morbidity, Infant Mortality, Postpartum Depression, Quality of Care, Underserved Populations
Howell EA, Egorova NN, Balbierz A, Zeitlin J, Hebert PL. Site of delivery contribution to black-white severe maternal morbidity disparity. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2016 May;.
Bodnar-Deren S, Klipstein K, Fersh M, Shemesh E, Howell EA. Suicidal Ideation During the Postpartum Period. Journal of women's health (2002) 2016 May;.
Hebert PL, Howell EA, Wong ES, Hernandez SE, Rinne ST, Sulc CA, Neely EL, Liu CF. Methods for Measuring Racial Differences in Hospitals Outcomes Attributable to Disparities in Use of High-Quality Hospital Care. Health services research 2016 Jun;.
Kozhimannil KB, Hardeman RR, Alarid-Escudero F, Vogelsang CA, Blauer-Peterson C, Howell EA. Modeling the Cost-Effectiveness of Doula Care Associated with Reductions in Preterm Birth and Cesarean Delivery. Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) 2016 Mar; 43(1).
Howell EA, Egorova N, Balbierz A, Zeitlin J, Hebert PL. Black-white differences in severe maternal morbidity and site of care. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2016 Jan; 214(1).
Howell EA, Zeitlin J, Hebert PL, Balbierz A, Egorova N. Association between hospital-level obstetric quality indicators and maternal and neonatal morbidity. JAMA 2014 Oct; 312(15).
Howell EA, Bodnar-Deren S, Balbierz A, Parides M, Bickell N. An intervention to extend breastfeeding among black and Latina mothers after delivery. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2014 Mar; 210(3).
Howell EA, Zeitlin J, Hebert P, Balbierz A, Egorova N. Paradoxical trends and racial differences in obstetric quality and neonatal and maternal mortality. Obstetrics and gynecology 2013 Jun; 121(6).
Howell EA, Balbierz A, Wang J, Parides M, Zlotnick C, Leventhal H. Reducing postpartum depressive symptoms among black and Latina mothers: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and gynecology 2012 May; 119(5).
Howell EA, Hebert P, Chatterjee S, Kleinman LC, Chassin MR. Black/white differences in very low birth weight neonatal mortality rates among New York City hospitals. Pediatrics 2008 Mar; 121(3).