Dr. Sylvette La Touche-Howard
Associate Clinical Professor, Program Coordinator for the BS-MPH Accelerated Degree Program, Office of the Dean
Faculty Affiliate, The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Other Affiliations: Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2312
Phone: (301) 405-8161 |
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CV / Resume
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Sylvette La Touche-Howard, PhD, NCC, CHES serves as a Lecturer and Program Coordinator in the Office of the Dean. Dr. La Touche-Howard's passion is in proactively working with individuals and communities to affect behavior change and reduce health disparities through the use of effective health education, communication, and promotion. Dr. La Touche-Howard has served on several curriculum development teams that have had state and national impacts. Her past research has included work in the reduction of health disparities in the area of HIV/AIDS, depression, cardiovascular disease, and substance abuse. Currently, Dr. La Touche-Howard is working on the creation, dissemination and implementation plan for Behavioral Health in Prince George’s County which includes addressing the needs of Assessment and Education, Network and Workforce Development and Transitional Age Youth Challenges. 


Education and Training

McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Women's Studies 

Andrews University, MA, Mental Health Community Counseling

University of Maryland, College Park, PhD, Behavioral and Community Health


SPHL 100 - Foundations of Public Health

SPHL 600 - Foundations of Public Health

HLTH 140-Personal and Community Health 

HLTH230-Introduction to Health Behavior 

HLTH 371-Communicating Safety and Health

HLTH 391-Principles of Community Health I 

HLTH 460-Minority Health

HLTH 471-Women's Health

HLTH 490-Principles of Community Health II  


Prince George's County Health Department 

Prince George's County Healthcare Action Coalition

University of Maryland, Capital Region Medical Center