Ms. Jennifer Howard

Ms. Howard (MPP, University of Erfurt, Germany; MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is a gerontologist and Research Associate with IMPAQ. Ms. Howard brings extensive experience in policy research related to aging, disability, and long-term services and supports. She has served on a number of multidisciplinary health services research teams for state and federally-funded projects focusing on care transitions, home and community-based services and consumer-directed supports and services. Ms. Howard’s work has integrated a variety of research methodologies including, qualitative research design and analysis, evaluation design, and technical assistance.   

Ms. Howard has served as project manager for the National Balancing Indicator Project (NBIP), supporting the development and testing of a set of national indicators to assess states’ efforts in implementing a person-centered, balanced LTSS system. She currently leads IMPAQ’s qualitative data collection efforts on the CMMI demonstration project, Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). She has also worked on impact evaluations of home and community-based programs administered by ACL.

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Ms. Howard was a Senior Policy Research Associate at an organization representing Americans with disabilities where she directed the organization’s research agenda and collaborative research efforts. 

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Howard, J. (2015, June). Implementing a Core Set of Indicators to Examine States’ Efforts in Achieving Person-Centered, Balanced Ltss Systems. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.