Dr. Howard is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Connecticut Children’s and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Howard has dedicated her professional life to the care of children and the study of pediatric diseases and viral infections. Her research has included congenital Zika syndrome during the 2015 pandemic and endemic transmission dynamics of Zika virus in West Africa. She is currently a member of the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program for advisement on congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV). She also is the American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Chair for Connecticut, representing Connecticut’s children. Her current research interests include congenital and perinatal infections, and she is the site Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded study on outcomes in congenital CMV. Her work has led to multiple speaking engagements at the local, regional, and national level.


Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine


Driscoll Children's Hospital


Yale University-Yale New Haven Hospital

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Fernandes DM, Oliveira CR, Guerguis S, and The Tri-State Pediatric COVID-19 Research Consortium, including Howard, A. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Clinical Syndromes and Predictors of Disease Severity in Hospitalized Children and Youth. J Pediatr. 2021 Mar;230:23-31.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.11.016.
  • Howard A, Hasan A, Brownlee J, Mehmood N, Ali M, Mehta S, Fergie J. Pediatric Myocarditis Protocol: An Algorithm for Early Identification and Management with Retrospective Analysis for Validation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Feb;41(2):316-326. doi: 10.1007/s00246-019-02258-1.
  • Howard A, Visintine J, Fergie J, Deleon M. Two Infants with Presumed Congenital Zika Syndrome, Brownsville, Texas, USA, 2016-2017. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Apr;24(4):625-630. doi: 10.3201/eid2404.171545.
  • Howard A, Fergie J. Murine Typhus in South Texas Children: An 18-year Review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Nov;37(11):1071-1076. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001954.
  • Howard A, Rychalsky MR, Murray TS. Persistent Leg Drainage in a Pediatric Trauma Patient. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Jun 1;40(6):597-599. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003004.

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of 4 Corporate Drive in Shelton

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Shelton (4 Corporate Dr.)

4 Corporate Drive, Suite 282
Shelton, CT06484
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States