Julianne R. Howell, Ph.D., is Senior Health Policy Advisor in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), participating in the development and implementation of an array of programs created by the Accountable Care Act and advising on County strategy and policy across health and human services issues.

Dr. Howell brings to her HHSA role 10 years of experience in Washington, DC. She was an RWJ Foundation Health Policy Fellow from 2002 – 2004, serving on Senator John Kerry’s staff and working with the staffs of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. From 2005 – 2011, she was an Independent Technical Consultant to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and was then Senior Advisor in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). From 1981 to 2002, Dr. Howell led strategic and major program planning for the Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, first as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing and an Associate Director for UCSD Medical Center, and then as Director of Health Sciences Planning in the Office of the Vice Chancellor – Health Sciences/ Dean, School of Medicine.

Dr. Howell received her A.B. from Harvard/Radcliffe College, a Masters in Urban Studies and Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Public Policy and Ph.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School.