Matthew Owen Howard was the Frank A. Daniels Distinguished Professor for Human Services Policy Information in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was also the Associate Dean for Doctoral Education. He was a renowned expert in substance use disorders, particularly inhalant abuse, inert gas asphyxiation, and alcohol dependence among youths. Howard authored nearly 400 publications, which includes more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, editorials, government reports, and abstracts. In 2010, he was inducted as a member and fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Howard was recognized in 2016 as among the “top 40 social work researchers in the United States who contributed a ‘high impact’ on social and health issues”.
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