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Benjamin Howell

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Benjamin Howell, MD, MPH, MHS



Benjamin A. Howell, MD, MPH, MHS grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco along with a Masters of Public Health from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He completed residency and chief residency in the Internal Medicine-Primary Care residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following residency, he completed a health services research post-doctoral fellowship in the Yale School of Medicine's National Clinician Scholars Program. Dr. Howell is interested in improving the health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities impacted by mass incarceration, increasing access to harm reduction strategies for addiction, and developing innovative models of primary care delivery.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine (2020)
  • Chief Resident, Advocacy and Community Health
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2017)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2016)
  • MD
    University of California, San Francisco, Sch of Med (2013)
  • MPH
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health (2012)
  • BA
    Columbia University (2002)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (Preventive Medicine) (2022)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016)

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