George W. Howe

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George W. Howe

Professor, Clinical Psychology



Office Phone: (202) 994-8023
2013 H Street Room 715 Washington DC 20006


Dr. George Howe has appointments in both the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Howe received his Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Howe is a scientist-practitioner with a 25-year track record as a federally grant-funded applied scientist with a program of research on the effects of recent job loss on individuals, couples, and families. He is currently funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the interplay of personality and genetic factors with unemployment stress in the onset of depression. He was trained originally in cognitive-behavioral and family systems perspectives, and has applied both perspectives in his work on the development of programs for preventing depression in people who have recently become unemployed. Howe has been Associate Editor of APA’s Journal of Family Psychology, and a board member and Vice President of Family Process Institute, a nonprofit organization that sponsors the journal Family Process. He is currently a member of the Center for Contextual Genetics and Prevention Science at the University of Georgia, and a prevention scientist with the Prevention Science and Methodology Group, funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. He has been member and chair of National Institute of Health research review committees, and currently serves on the NIH Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention Study Section.

Ph.D. 1981, University of Connecticut