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Michelle Howard

Michelle Howard BA(Hons), MSc, PhD

Associate ProfessorResearch Lead, Division of Palliative CareAdjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative SciencesAssociate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
David Braley Health Sciences Centre


Michelle Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

She has an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.

Her research interests are in health service delivery in primary care and palliative care including evaluating practice organization, end-of-life communication tools, the role of electronic personal health records, and quality improvement programs and measures for primary care. She is an adjunct scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES-McMaster) conducting health system research with health administrative data, and an associate member of McMaster Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Her educational roles include being a tutor for Evidence-Based Medicine in the Family Medicine residency program, leading scholarship development and mentoring resident research projects in the Division of Palliative Care, supervising Health Sciences student research projects and theses, and tutoring in the Health Research Methodology graduate program at McMaster.

She is an Associate Editor with the Canadian Family Physician journal and is on the editorial board of Family Practice journal.

She is a Hamiltonian from the east end and enjoys running on the mountain brow and hiking on the trail systems with her husband and mini-Australian shepherd, Darby.

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