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Steven W. Howard, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor
College for Public Health and Social Justice

I had great professors investing in me throughout my education, and I am dedicated to doing likewise for SLU students. This means being a part of their lives not only while they are at SLU, but throughout the years as they build their careers.

- Steven W. Howard, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Courses Taught

Health Care Marketing; Health Care Organization


Ph.D., Public Health, Oregon State University
M.B.A., Finance, University of Oregon
B.B.A., Management and Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Research Interests

Chronic disease; comparative effectiveness analysis for healthcare delivery model innovations; health reform; long-term care; and Medicare/Medicaid.

Community Work and Service

Howard is currently serving as faculty advisor to the SLU Rotaract club, with the mission to improve public health and well being in St. Louis and abroad.  He has been a Rotarian since 2005 and has formed and led teams to successfully implement grant-funded water and sanitation public health projects in Honduras. His organizational-level work has included economic and outcomes research on unique care models at children's hospitals. At the state level, this has included analysis of the development of the Coordinated Care Organization health reform model being implemented by the state of Oregon. Howard's current federal-level research program involves study of the relationships between the market penetration of the Medicare Advantage program and changes in the chronic disease burden at a population level.