Dr. Howard was raised in Austin, Texas, educated at Princeton University, and received her medical training from the University of California San Francisco.

She specializes in general adult psychiatry and psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and psychodermatology focusing on the emotional burden of skin conditions.

She has co-authored numerous articles and textbook chapters, served as a Clinical Instructor at UCSF in the Department of Dermatology, and has spoken at medical and industry conferences on the interplay of skin health and emotional wellbeing.

Her professional affiliations include the Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America and the Association of American Indian Physicians.

She has served on the Medical Advisory Board of Clinic by the Bay, the Princeton Class of 1994 Prison Teaching Initiative, as well as the Simple Skincare Advisory Board and the Alchemee Scientific Advisory Board.

Her professional interests include Indigenous Health and health equity as well as lifestyle medicine and plant-based diets.


  • University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry Residency
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Graduated Cum Laude
  • Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain


  • Multidisciplinary Care: Psychodermatology, Chronic Pain, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology: Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compusive, and Bipolar Affective Disorders


  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • California State Medical License
  • Drug Enforcement Agency License

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Faculty,

University of California San Francisco, Departments of Psychiatry and Dermatology

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