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Department of Psychiatry Faculty


Matthew Owen Howard, Ph.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:


  • Ph.D., University of Washington (with distinction) (1990)
  • M.S.W., University of Washington (1987)
  • M.S., Western Washington University (1983)
  • B.A., Western Washington University (Magna Cum Laude) (1978)

Clinical Interest:

  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Adolescent Substance Abusers
  • Consequences of MDMA ("ecstasy") Abuse
  • Comorbid ADHD/Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Psychopathy
  • Comorbid Antisocial Personality Disorder and Alcohol/Drug Dependence

Research Interest:

  • Neuropsychiatric Impairments of Adolescent MDMA and Inhalant Abusers
  • Natural History of Inhalant Use Disorders and Comorbid Disorders
  • Exercise Dependence
  • Substance-Induced Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Temperamental Precursors to Addiction
  • Pharmacological Aversion Therapy

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Howard, M.O., Dayton, M.K., Foster K.A., Vaughn, M., Zelner, J.L. & Vaughn, M.G. (in press). Psychopathy assessment and juvenile justice mental health evaluations. In: A handbook for children, youth, and violence. Sage Press.
  • Howard, M.O., Williams, J.H., Vaughn, M., & Edmond, T. (in press). Promises and perils of a psychopathology of crime: The troubling case of juvenile psychopathy. Journal of Law & Policy.
  • Zmijewski, C.F., & Howard, M.O. (2003). Exercise dependence and attitudes toward eating in young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 4, 181-195.
  • Howard, M.O. (2001). Pharmacological aversion treatment of alcohol dependence. I. Production and prediction of conditioned alcohol-aversion. American Journal on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 27, 561-586.