Barbara Howard, MD
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Dr. Barbara Howard is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-creator of CHADIS.  She is President of Total Child Health, distributor of CHADIS (, a web-based system delivering previsit screening and diagnostic questionnaires linked to decision support and resources. After studying animal behavior at Cornell University, she received her MD from Johns Hopkins and completed pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. She had fellowship training at Harvard in Child Development and has been faculty for residency training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, Sinai Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Duke before returning to Baltimore. She co-founded the Center for Promotion of Child Development through Primary Care in 1996 with its clinical laboratory for research in applications to primary care. Dr. Howard is past president of the international Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has served the American Academy of Pediatrics on the local and national level including on the Task Force on Mental Health and is a regular speaker at meetings around the country.  Dr. Howard was the 2019 recipient of the AAP C. Anderson Aldrich award for contributions in child development.