Cynthia R Howard, MD
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Cindy Howard, MD, MPHTM is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Global Pediatric Program at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Howard received her MD degree at the University of North Carolina, completed her pediatric residency at the University of Alabama Children's Hospital and her pediatric infectious disease fellowship and MPH in tropical medicine at Tulane University. Prior to coming to the University of Minnesota Dr. Howard practiced in Germany, Nigeria, Uganda and the inner city of Baltimore. She created a bi-directional educational exchange program between the departments of pediatrics at the University of Maryland and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

Her areas of interest include developing and measuring the effectiveness of global health curriculum; training/mentoring young men and women to address global child health challenges and the medical care of immigrant and refugee children. Dr. Howard has twin daughters, Christine and Loice, who were born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She enjoys time with her family, hiking, gardening and reading.

Dr. Howard has received multiple awards including the The Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji Award for excellence in global health education from the Consortium of Universities in Global Health; the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Education Award and the Hillman-Olness Award for Lifetime Service and Lasting Contributions to Global Child Health;  the Golden Apple Award from Health Volunteers Overseas and the UMN Faculty Award for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.