Elizabeth P. Howard, PhD, MSN, BSN

Associate Professor, Director, PhD Program in Nursing
  • School of Nursing

Office: 106H Robinson Hall
Phone: 617-373-4590
Email: e.howard@neu.edu

Visiting Scientist, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife 

PhD, Boston College
MSN, Boston College
BSN, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Specializations: Adult acute care; Urgent care

Cognitive and functional ability of older adults;; Comprehensive assessments of community-dwelling older adults; Cognitive and physical activity interventions for older adults;; Evaluation of health care education;

Selected Publications:
Howard, E., Rickles, N., Nannini, A., Harvey, R., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T., Kirwin, J., Lowe, S. (2009).  Establishing an Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education Center. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asahp/jah/2009/00000038/00000004/art00014.

Howard, E., (2009). Nurses:  Vital in Preventing and Managing Delirium in Critically Ill Patients.  Advance for Nurses http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Article/Delirium-in-the-ICU-7.aspx.

Devlin, J., Fong, J., Howard, E., Skrobik, Y., McCoy, N., Yasuda, C., Marshall, J. (2007). Nursing Practices and Perceptions Towards Delirium Assessment in the Intensive Care Unit. American Journal of Critical Care (in press).

Howard, E. & Growney, M. (2004) Parish Nursing and Assessing the Health Care Needs Of a Faith-based Community. Alternative Journal Of Nursing, August.

Howard, E. (2004) Educational Models for Geriatric Competence. NONPF Monograph: Shaping New Paradigms for Nurse Practitioner Education.

Howard, E. & Steinberg, S. (2002). Evaluation of Clinical Learning in a Managed Care Environment. Nursing Forum, 37, (1), 12-20.

Highlights of Faculty Research at the School of Nursing

Dr. Howard holds a joint appointment as a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Aging Research.  Her work at the institute includes examination of the interplay between cognition and physical activity among community-dwelling older adults and the impact of cognition on functional ability and psychosocial factors.  In addition, she is conducting a pilot project to explore the feasibility and clinical outcomes from implementation of a computerized cognitive intervention for nursing home residents.