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Susan Howard, MPH

Department of Global and Community Health

Susan Howard

An established thought leader and seasoned practitioner of global health in over 20 countries in sectors including HIV, TB and malaria; maternal, neonatal and child health; reproductive health, nutrition, and environmental health. An award-winning television producer and recipient of the "Bright Idea" award by the National Broadcast Corporation (NBC) for environmental public service campaigns with WMAR-TV and WRC-TV that combined community, government and business engagement in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. An outstanding business leader as recognized by the First Lady of the State of Hawaii, an effective environmental cause-marketer as recognized by the president of Procter & Gamble, and outstanding adjunct faculty as recognized by Global Health students at George Mason University. As an adjunct faculty in the Department of Global and Community Health, Ms. Howard effectively creates an academic platform that combines theoretical models and concepts, translational, clinical and evidence-based research with a field perspective of practical application and use. Her teaching approach is designed to encourage critical thought with an emphasis on an understanding of causal relationships in order for students to understand systemic solutions to complex health problems. 

Susan Howard is co-founder and managing director of Howard Delafield International, LLP, a DC-based women-owned small business that combines best practices from behavioral and social sciences with emerging mobile and social technologies, human-centered design, and innovations in health communication and social marketing, to create synergy between health product/service delivery with behavior change/demand to address health problems of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the world. Ms. Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wesleyan University, and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Hawaii.


  • MPH, University of Hawaii
  • BA, Wesleyan University