Heather Howard, JD
Heather Howard is Professor of the Practice at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, where she teaches courses on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the social determinants of health, state and local health policy, and policies to reduce gun violence. She is co-director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing’s Global Health Program and director of the State Health and Value Strategies program, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program focused on assisting states with transforming their health care systems to be affordable, equitable, and innovative. She served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Health and Senior Services from 2008-2010, and in 2017-2018 co-chaired Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s health care transition committee. She also has significant federal experience, having worked as Senator Jon Corzine’s Chief of Staff, as Associate Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Senior Policy Advisor for First Lady Hillary Clinton, as an Honors Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division Health Care Task Force, and as a legislative assistant for Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey. She received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from NYU School of Law.