Research Director, Health Strategies
With more than 4 decades of experience in healthcare, Howard is recognized for his in-depth knowledge of the complex and shifting specialty market from the manufacturer, payer, and provider perspectives.
He has led the development and release of more than 40 publications on the specialty and biotechnology market, as well as client-specific consulting projects on the management and distribution of specialty and biotechnology products.
In previous roles, Howard was a health plan general manager and network executive, as well as an executive director of multispecialty and single-specialty IPA groups. He has worked with over 20,000 private-practice physicians across all 38 major specialties and all practice organization types.
He began his career managing federal grants and contracts for the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Howards holds an MPA degree from the University of Southern California, as well as an MBA in marketing/finance and a BA in ancient history from the University of California, Los Angeles.