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Elizabeth Howell

Mount Sinai Health

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.