2022-2024: “Nourishing Michigan Indigenous Children with Cultural Health and Equity (N-MICHHE),” co-I (Danielle Gartner, (PI) Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Jessica Barnes-Najor (co-I) Public Engagement and Scholarship, Chelsea Wentworth (co-I) Medical Education Research and Development), Michigan Health and Endowment Fund.
2022-2023: "Special Education in Indian Country: Challenges and Insights from Applying Indigenous Models of Disability in Schools," with Livy Drexler, Spencer Foundation.
2021-2023: “Assessing whether Indigenous women of reproductive age have equitable access to and use of health care under the Affordable Care Act” Co-I ( Claire Margerison (PI) and Danielle Gartner (co-I), Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice Program.
2020-2021 (extended through 2022): Public Engagement Fellowship: “Waganakising Quillwork: A Portal to Share Indigenous Knowledge” The Whiting Foundation. https://www.whiting.org/content/heather-howard
Completed Research Projects:
2018-2020: “Widening the Circle: Building a Community Knowledge Sharing Digital Platform with Great Lakes Indigenous Cultural Heritage Research Data” Co-PI, (PI: Heidi Bohaker, University of Toronto/ co-PI Margaret Bruchac, University of Pennsylvania), Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
2017-2018: “Nitaawichige: Skilled at Making Things,” Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures, pilot study funded under a Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant (H. Bohaker, PI)
2013-2017:"Genomics in the Clinic: Identity, Responsibility and Choice," co-I (L. M. Hunt, PI Anthropology, MSU) National Institutes of Health
2013-2017: “Our Health Counts Toronto: Developing A Population-Based Urban Aboriginal Cohort to Assess and Enhance Individual, Family and Community Health and Well-being,” co-I (Janet Smylie, (PI) St. Michael’s Hospital Centre for Research on Inner-City Health, Toronto) Canadian Institutes for Health Research
2013-2015: "Memory, Meaning-Making and Collections,” co-PI (with C. Krmpotich and L. Howarth (Faculty of Information, University of Toronto) and Native Canadian Centre of Toronto) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development
2012-2013: "Comparative Effectiveness of Primary Care Practice Transformation by Two Insurers," co-I (with R. Malouin, Department of Family Medicine, MSU) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
2012-2013: “Sharing Transformations in Diabetes," PI, Canadian Institutes for Health Research
2012-2013: “Understanding Primary Care Transformation in the Niagara Region of Ontario from the Perspective of Practices and Programs,” co-PI (with R. Malouin (Department of Family Medicine, MSU) Canadian Embassy Faculty Research Grant Program
2010-2011: "Transformations in Diabetes Prevention Education and Support Initiatives by and for Aboriginal People in Toronto," PI, Indigenous Health Research Development Program, Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research, Canadian Institutes for Health Research
2011: "Aboriginal Diabetes Research Project," co-PI (with L. Lavallee (Ryerson University) and Anishnawbe Health Toronto) Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
2021: Hunt, Linda, Elizabeth A. Arndt, Hannah S. Bell, and Heather A. Howard
, "Are Corporations Re-Defining Illness and Health? The Diabetes Epidemic, Goal Numbers, and Blockbuster Drugs," Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
2021: Howard-Bobiwash, Heather, Jennie R. Joe, and Susan Lobo.
“Concrete Lessons: Policies and Practices Affecting the Impact of COVID-19 for Urban Indigenous Communities in the United States and Canada,” Frontiers Medical Sociology.
2020: Burnett, Diana, Megan Carney, Lauren Carruth, Sarah Chard, Maggie Dickinson, Alysha Galvez, Hannah Garth, Jessica Hardin, Adele Hite, Heather Howard
, Lenore Manderson, Abril Saldaña-Tejeda, Dana Simmons, Natalie Valdez, Emily Vasquez, Mega Warin, Emily Yates-Doerr. “Anthropologists Respond to The Lancet EAT Commission.” Bionatura: Latin American Journal of Biotechnology and Life Sciences
(Vol. 5, No. 1: 1023-1024), simultaneously published in English and Spanish. http://revistabionatura.com/2020.05.01.2.php
2020: Linda M. Hunt, Hannah S. Bell, Anna C. Martinez-Hume, Funmi Odumosu, and Heather A. Howard. “Corporate Logic in Clinical Care: Is Commodification Driving Medical Practice?” Medical Anthropology Quarterly (Vol. 33, No. 4: 463-482).
2019: Howard, Heather A
., Marsha MacDowell, Judy Pierzynowski, and Laura E. Smith, “Indigenous Makers and the Animation of Digital Narratives,” in Museums and Communities: Diversity, Dialogue and Collaboration in an Age of Migrations
, edited by Viv Golding and Jenny Walklate, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 290-307.
2019: Carruth, Lauren, Sarah Chard, Heather A. Howard
, Lenore Manderson, Emily Mendenhall, Emily Vasquez, Emily Yates-Doerr. “Disaggregating Diabetes: New Subtypes, Causes, and Care.” Medicine, Anthropology, Theory
(Vol 6, No. 4), doi.org/10.17157/mat.6.4.730 http://www.medanthrotheory.org/read/11519/disaggregating-diabetes
2019: Howard, Heather A
. “Comunidades y vida urbana de los pueblos indígenas en Canadá” [Indigenous Peoples’ Urban Lives and Communities in Canada] in Indígenas en las ciudades de las Américas: Condiciones de vida, procesos de discriminación e identificación y lucha por la ciudadanía étnica,
edited by Jorge E. Horbath and María Amalia Gracia (Miño y Dávila
2018 “Settler Colonialism, Biogovernance, and the Logic of a Surgical Cure for Diabetes,” American Anthropologist, Vol. 120, No.4, 817-822.
2003 "Women's Class Strategies as Activism in Native Community Building in Toronto, 1950-1975," American Indian Quarterly, 27(3-4), 566-582.