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Sylvette La Touche Howard

Sylvette La Touche-Howard

Assistant Dean, Office of Public Health Practice & Community Engagement; Associate Clinical Professor; ADVANCE PTK Facilitator, GEMSTONE Mentor

Dr. Sylvette La Touche-Howard's passion lies in proactively working with individuals and communities to bridge behavioral health, research, and social impact to create a sustainable and equitable future, as evidenced in her role as Assistant Dean of Public Practice and Community Engagement. She teaches SPHL100 and 600 and is a faculty mentor for the University's Gemstone Honors Program and a Facilitator for the PTK ADVANCE program. Dr. L-H serves as a liaison between the School and the local county health department working on policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives.


SPH | Room 2242

(301) 405-8161


  • Office of the Dean

Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Behavioral Health; Population/Community Health; Health Equity; Health Behavior (Health Literacy, Health Promotion)

PhD, Behavioral and Community Health

University of Maryland, School of Public Health

MA, Mental Health Community Counseling

Andrews University

BA, Psychology and Women's Studies

McGill University

SPHL100 Undergraduate Foundations of Public Health

SPHL600 Graduate Foundations of Public Health

UMD Doris Sands Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020

UMD ADVANCE Leadership Fellow, 2020

Teaching Innovation Grant Award, 2020

UMD Teaching and Learning Center Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019

Delta Omega Honorary Society Inductee, 2018

UMD Phillip Merrill Presidential Mentor Award, 2016