Maeve Howett

Clinical Professor, Nursing

Summer 2018 Innovation Fellow

Fellowship Project & Instructional Interests

Dr. Howett is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Lactation Consultant, and Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing, where she is also the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education. Her research and clinical expertise is inter-disciplinary, focusing on breastfeeding and early childhood exposures. She is particularly interested in the at-risk mother-infant dyad made vulnerable by poverty, early childhood malnutrition, and toxicant exposures. Dr. Howett is a 2017-2018 Leadership in Academic Nursing Fellow with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and one of the “Top Twenty Nursing Professors to Follow on Twitter” according to  She serves on the Federal Advisory Committee: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Children’s Health Protection Advisory Council (CHPAC), the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), and the Technology Committee for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Nurses Association. Her teaching interests include inter-professional education and the use of simulation in nursing education.