Dr. Elizabeth P. Howard is an Associate Professor at Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing. She also is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow in interRAI, an international research collaborative, Distinguished Scholar and Fellow with in 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. Currently, she serves as the Northeastern University faculty representative in the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. 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, 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 23 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.