Faculty Profile: Margaret Howard, PHD, MA

Margaret Howard, PHD, MA
Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Clinical) and Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
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Biography

Margaret Howard is a licensed clinical psychologist whose primary clinical and research interests include perinatal mental health with particular focus on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and treatment models that support the mother-baby dyad.

Institutions

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Grants and Awards

Undergraduate departmental honors for outstanding graduate in Psychology, 1979.
Co-recipient of the Care New England CARE (Cultivating and Rewarding Excellence) Award - Future Vision Category for the Women and Infants Hospital Partnership Project,2001.
5th Annual Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award for Primary Care Category,2003.
Lamplighter Award-Silver. Care New England Design Single Publication for Women & Infants' Day Hospital brochure, 2009.
Deans Excellence in Teaching Award Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2011.

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
International Association for Women's Mental Health
Marcé Society (International society for the understanding, prevention, and treatment of mental illness related to childbearing)
North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology
Postpartum Support International

Selected Publications

  • Battle, C. L., Uebelacker, L. A., Howard, M., & Castaneda, M. Letter to the Editor. Prenatal yoga and depression during pregnancy. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 37 (4): 353-354, 2010. (2010)
  • Howard M, Reply to Letter to the Editor. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 202(1) e19-20, 2010. (2010)
  • Howard M, Pearlstein T. Reply to Letter to the Editor. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 201(5): e11, 2009. (2009)
  • Pearlstein T, Howard M, Salisbury A, Zlotnick C. Postpartum depression. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 200: 357-364, 2009. (2009)
  • Howard M, Normal emotional changes in pregnancy. In: Lee RV, Rosene-Montella K, Barbour LA, Keely E (Eds): Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient, 2nd edition, Philadelphia, PA, American College of Physicians, pp. 87-90, 2008. (2008)
  • Strawbridge, EM, Howard M, Nolan P, Feller E. Increasing post-partum depression detection in Rhode Island: Targeting pediatric providers. Medicine & Health Rhode Island, 91: 255-257, 2008. (2008)
  • Battle CL, Zlotnick C, Pearlstein T, Miller IW, Howard M, Salisbury AL, Stroud L. Depression and breastfeeding: Which postpartum patients take antidepressant medications? Depression and Anxiety, 25: 888-891, 2008. (2008)
  • Pearlstein TB, Zlotnick C, Battle CL, Stuart S, O'Hara MW, Price AB, Grause MA, Howard M. Patient choice of treatment for postpartum depression: A pilot study. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 9: 303-308, 2006. (2006)
  • Howard M, Battle CL, Pearlstein T, Rosene-Montella, K. A psychiatric mother-baby unit for pregnant and postpartum women. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 9: 213-218, 2006. (2006)
  • Zlotnick C, Miller IW, Pearlstein T, Howard M, Sweeney P. A preventive intervention for pregnant women on public assistance at risk for postpartum depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163: 1443-1445, 2006. (2006)
  • Battle CL, Zlotnick C, Miller IW, Pearlstein T, Howard M. Clinical characteristics of perinatal psychiatric patients: A chart review study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194:369-377, 2006. (2006)
  • Zlotnick C, Johnson S, Miller I, Pearlstein T, Howard M. Postpartum depression in women receiving public assistance: Pilot study of an interpersonal therapy-oriented group intervention. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158:638-640, 2001. (2001)
  • Howard M, Diaz S, Jain N, Zlotnick C, Pearlstein T. Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy. In: Lee RV, Rosene-Montella K, Barbour LA, Garner PR, Keely E (Eds): Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient, Philadelphia, PA, American College of Physicians, pp. 124-139, 2000. (2000)