Design-thinking, One Health, global health, sustainability, conservation decision-making, application of social marketing, game-based learning and emerging digital and social technologies for behavior change
Howard received her Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Hawaii with a dual specialization in Health Systems and Global Health, and her doctoral degree at Mason’s Environmental Science and Policy Department. Howard is of South Asian descent and is herself a product of an integrative undergraduate education from Wesleyan University. Finally, complementing her teaching background and professional experience, is her commitment to service that includes her active volunteer involvement with the National Park Service where she earned recognition through the 2016 NPS Centennial Service Award, and her support of the arts, through her membership in the Arts Club of Washington.
Use of choice-based digital games to analyze the feedback effect of park visitor behavior on wildlife, ecosystem and human health
Direct-to-consumer approaches using video game technology on fertility awareness and reproductive health information for adolescents in India
Web-based behavior frameworks as a discovery and decision-making tool to accelerate global health results
Howard, S., Buttke, D.E., Lovejoy, T.E., Clark, K.A., Ashby, E.J., & Aguirre, A.A. (2020). The Loop Trail “Quest”: Use of a choice-based digital simulation, an interactive video, and a booklet to communicate and analyze decision-making of park visitors. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Howard, S., Livermore, M. (2016) Applications of marketing practices and agent-based modeling to promote the principles of One Health in the C&O Canal National Historic Park. Prepared for the C&O Canal National Historic Park & Wildlife Biology and Public Health Divisions of the National Park Service.
Howard, S. Mustafa, S. (2016) EcoTEX Academy: STEM in Nature. A prototype for place-based experiential learning. Prepared for the National Park Service Wildlife Biology Division, Office of Public Health and Conservation Stewardship Division.
Howard, S., Singhal, V., Haider, N., Singh, J, Sharma, Sl, Chowdhury, A. (2013) Mind the gap: Uttar Pradesh Program Review. Prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Howard, S. Knapp, C. Adnan, A. (2013) We are the Government: Strategic Communication for Citizen Participation in Local Governance in Bangladesh. Prepared on behalf of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Tetra Tech.
Howard, S., (2011) Multi-Media & Training Catalogue. Alive & Thrive Ethiopia. A compilation of media products produced by a creative team that HDI managed. Prepared for the Alive & Thrive Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Howard, S., (2010) Application of marketing principles to accelerate stunting reduction in Ethiopia. Prepared for the Alive & Thrive Initiative of the Gates Foundation.
Howard, S. (2009) Media Toolkit with Discussion Guide. A compilation of media products produced by a creative team that HDI managed. Prepared on behalf of the Ministry of Health in Guyana, the National AIDS Programme and USAID.
Howard, S., (2010) National Plan for Integrated Maternal Neonatal Child Health, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan. A strategy paper produced as a result of a high-level ministerial forum in Dubai, UAE.
Bradley, P., Howard, S., (2008) Innovative Approaches to Mobilizing Communities for Vaccination. UNICEF/Save the Children.
Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Environmental Science & Policy, AY 2016 & 2017
Curriculum Impact Grant, Office of the Provost, Conceived of and developed course modules to reflect professional development needs of sustainability professionals; co-wrote, revised, and solicited department and college feedback for successful grant. AY 2018-2019, Environmental Science & Policy Department, George Mason University
DSGN 101/INTS 275 Introduction to Design Thinking
INTS 375 Special Topics: Health, Medicine & Society - Systems Thinking
INTS 410 Contemporary Health Issues
INTS 210 Sustainable World
INTS 391 Introduction to Integrative Studies
PhD, (2020) Environment, Science and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
MPH, (1999), International Health/Health Services Administration & Planning, School of Public Health, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
BA, English and East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.