Fellow and Director, Health Policy
Manhattan Institute
Paul Howard is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of health policy. He is a contributor to The Apothecary, the Forbes blog on health-care policy and entitlement reform, and a regular columnist for The Morning Consult. Along with Peter Huber, he is the co-author of Unlocking Precision Medicine (Encounter Books, 2016). Howard has written on a wide variety of medical-policy issues, including FDA reform, biopharmaceutical innovation, consumer-driven health care, and Medicare and Medicaid reform. He is often quoted on health-care issues, and his work has appeared in such publications as Bloomberg View, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Affairs, USA Today, RealClearPolitics, New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Health Affairs, and He is a member of MI’s Project FDA. Howard was part of the health-care policy advisory group for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, has testified three times before Congress, and, during 2013–16, served on an expert panel as a judge for Celgene’s Innovation Impact Awards. He joined MI in 2000, as deputy director of its Center for Legal Policy, where he edited research papers, managed legal-policy analyses, and organized conferences. He holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in political science from Fordham University.