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Judith Howe

  • PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
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  • BA, St. Lawrence University

  • MA, MPA, Syracuse University

  • PhD, Fordham University


    Dr. Howe is Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of  Preventive Medicine. She is also Associate Director/Education and Evaluation, VISN 3 Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the James J. Peters VAMC. Dr. Howe is the Director of the Consortium of New York Geriatric Centers, and is Director of the VISN 3 GRECC Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Howe’s career interests include gerontology and geriatric education, curriculum development, education program evaluation, interprofessional teamwork, community-based services, geriatric workforce issues, rural health issues, and public policy. She is the co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors of Linkage House, a housing model with integrated social and health services for lower income older people in East Harlem which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Dr. Howe has presented at numerous national meetings and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. She has edited or co-edited three books on aging and is the Editor-in-Chief of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, the official journal of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education. Dr. Howe has served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, was the President of the State Society on Aging of New York in 2005, on whose Board she continues to serve, and was a Board member and President in of the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers/National Association for Geriatric Education. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Gerontological Society of America.



  • 2011 -
    Walter M. Beattie Award
    State Society on Aging

  • 2004 -
    US Department of Health and Human Services Primary Health Care Fellowship

  • 2003 -
    Alumni Citation
    St. Lawrence University


Tumosa N, Horvath KJ, Huh T, Livote EE, Howe JL, Jones LI, Kramer BJ. Health care workforce development in rural america: When geriatrics expertise is 100 miles away. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2012 Apr; 33(2).

Maiden R, Knight BG, Howe JL, Kim S. Accreditation in the profession of psychology: A cautionary tale. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2012 Jan; 33(1).

Tumosa N, Fitzgerald JT, Wood WG, Thielke S, Shay K, Howe JL, Chernoff R, Kramer J, Bales C, Huh J, Horvath K. Education partnerships between GRECCs and other VA organizations, Non-VA governmental agencies, academic medical centers, and centers of excellence. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2011; 32(1).

Howe JL, Daratsos L. Zelda Foster: A social work mentor's legacy. Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care 2007; 3(1).

Daratsos L, Howe JL. The development of palliative care programs in the Veterans Administration: Zelda Foster's legacy. Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care 2007; 3(1).

Johnson A, Howe JL, McBride MR, Palmisano BR, Perweiler EA, Roush RE, Sanders M, Sherman A, Tumosa N, Weiss J. Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness in Aging (BTEPA): HRSA-funded GEC collaboration for curricula and training. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2006; 26(4).

Howe JL, Witt Sherman D. Interdisciplinary educational approaches to promote team-based geriatrics and palliative care. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2006; 26(3).

Hyer K, Skinner JH, Kane RL, Howe JL, Whitelaw N, Wilson N, Flaherty E, Halstead L, Fulmer T. Using scripted video to assess interdisciplinary team effectiveness training outcomes. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2003; 24(2).

Maramaldi P, Gardner D, Berkman B, Ireland K, D'Ambruoso S, Howe JL. Mentoring new social work faculty:a gerontological perspective. Gerontology & geriatrics education 2004; 25(1).

Cleak H, Howe JL. Social networks and use of social supports of minority elders in East Harlem. Social work in health care 2003; 38(1).

Leipzig RM, Hyer K, Ek K, Wallenstein S, Vezina ML, Fairchild S, Cassel CK, Howe JL. Attitudes toward working on interdisciplinary healthcare teams: A comparison by discipline. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2002 Jun; 50(6).

Howe JL, editor. Older people and their caregivers across the spectrum of care. New York, Springer;.

Mezey M, Cassel C, Bottrell M, Hyer K, Howe J, Fulmer C, editors. Ethical patient care: A casebook for geriatric health care teams. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press;.

John T, Terry M, Howe JL, editors. Geriatric mental health disaster and emergency preparedness. New York, Springer;.

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Dr. Howe did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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