Bios of Current Members

Elizabeth P. Howard, PhD, RN, ACNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor

email elizabeth.howard(at)

Dr. Elizabeth P. Howard is an Associate Professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College and Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University. She also is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Distinguished Scholar and Fellow within the National Academies of Practice, a Butler-Williams Scholar at the National Institute of Aging, and a Scholar with the Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing Research. With her initial appointment at Northeastern University, Dr. Howard primarily was responsible for developing graduate programs in the School of Nursing. She founded and then directed the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, the Geriatric Specialty within the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, and the PhD Program in Nursing. In previous years, concurrently while directing the graduate nursing programs, she conducted several small pilot projects testing interventions to improve the cardiovascular health status of community-dwelling, older adult women, building on her in-patient nursing experience with cardiac patients. In the role for 20 years, Dr. Howard continues to work (part-time - weekends/holidays) as an acute care nurse practitioner in an urgent care setting where she triages or manages adults with acute and episodic illnesses. Approximately 50% of the patients she sees are older adults.

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