Marcia D. Howard, Ph.D.
Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

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As CHPA’s senior director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Marcia D. Howard, Ph.D., provides support to the Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Committee and works to further policy objectives with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She also assists with over-the-counter medicine issues and plays a critical role in coordinating the association’s annual Regulatory, Scientific & Quality Conference. Howard also coordinates many of CHPA’s internal and external meetings with members, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Howard joined CHPA in 2004 from the Department of Physiological Sciences at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to Oklahoma State, she worked at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe; State Farm Insurance Company; and the Frederick Cancer Research Facility at Program Resources, Incorporated.

Howard has degrees in biochemistry and pharmaceutical sciences. She is a member of the Drug Information Association, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, and Society of Toxicology. She is also a member the Southern Regional Educational Board Chapter of the Compact for Faculty Diversity. 

Education: B.S., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy