Judith L. Howe, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Professional Education Instructor

Email: jhowe@smith.edu

Judith Howe smiles at the camera. They are wearing a black and white shirt and a black blazer.

B.A., St. Lawrence University
M.P.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., Fordham University


Judith Howe is professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and associate director/education and evaluation and deputy director, VISN 2 Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Bronx VAMC. She obtained her Ph.D. in social welfare from Fordham University and her M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She has many years of experience in the field of aging in areas such as program planning and evaluation, aging policy, education, curriculum development, interprofessional education and teamwork and community improvement. Howe worked as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and at the National Institute on Aging, NIH in program planning, evaluation and legislative affairs. 

Working for many years in the East Harlem, NY community, Howe spearheaded housing for low-income older adults in that community through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has been or is the director or co-director of several interprofessional team and rural training initiatives, including the John A. Hartford Foundation funded Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training program, the Quentin Burdick Program for Interdisciplinary Rural Training and the VA Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training Program. She was the director of the New York Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers from 2005 to 2015. She has presented at many national conferences, published widely in peer-reviewed journals, edited or co-edited three books on aging and is the current editor-in-chief of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. Howe is the chair of the Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She is a fellow of AGHE, GSA and the New York Academy of Medicine.