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Louisa Howard, M.D., M.A.

Class of 2024
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences


My name is Louisa and I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. I went to University of Virginia for college and majored in Art History with a minor in Bioethics. After graduation, I spent two years as a clinical research fellow in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the NIH. Passionate about the intersections between medicine, ethics, and public health, I then pursued my masters degree in Bioethics at Kings College London before starting medical school at George Washington University. I appreciate that family physicians acknowledge the importance of understanding a patient’s community, contextualizing, and tailoring medical management in order to provide comprehensive care. I am passionate about reproductive health and incorporating integrative modalities into treatment plans, specifically for underserved populations. I was drawn to the University of Michigan's program because of its commitment to addressing social determinants of health and caring for patients from diverse backgrounds. I am excited to be working at the Ypsilanti clinic with Spanish-speaking and other immigrant communities, delivering culturally responsive care. In my spare time, I enjoy renovating my house in one of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods with my fiancé and exploring the Detroit Institute of Art!

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Reproductive health
Integrative medicine
Adolescent medicine
Care for the underserved

Research Interests

Integrative approaches to chronic pain
Reproductive ethics
HIV/HepC clinical management 

Honors & Awards

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholar


Medical School

George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C., 2021

Advanced Degree

Masters in Bioethics, Kings College of London, London, UK, 2017

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