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Elizabeth (Betsy) Howard, MBA, MPH

Director of Research Administration
Elizabeth (Betsy) Howard, MBA, MPH

As the Director of Research Administration, Betsy Howard manages all aspects of research administration, including pre-award grant submissions, research compliance reporting, post-award grant management, restricted gift accounting and oversight of the NYU Child Study Center’s annual $10 million research budget. Working closely with the Vice Chair for Research, she is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of new research initiatives in the NYU Child Study Center and also oversees recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes for both clinical and research faculty.

Prior to joining the NYU Child Study Center, Betsy spent nearly twenty years working in a variety of administrative, analytic and strategic planning roles in health care and academic medicine, working in both provider and industry roles. Her previous experiences include strategic planning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, life science consulting at The Wilkerson Group (serving pharmaceutical, device and provider organizations, and department administration (Department of Medicine) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Betsy holds MBA and MPH degrees from Columbia University and a BA in sociology and community health delivery from Tufts University.