Welcome to Howard University Health Sciences

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to Howard University Health Sciences and thank you for visiting our Web site.  We hope that it provides the information that you are seeking and want to hear from you if you have suggestions about how we can make it even more useful to you. 

As you may know, Howard University Health Sciences includes Howard University Hospital, our Faculty Practice Plan, the Louis B. Stokes Health Sciences Library, and our Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health, as well as several specialty institutes and centers.  In these historic and groundbreaking institutions, we conduct the research, teaching, and clinical care that seek to eliminate health disparities and provide service to the most vulnerable among us.

We have spent much of the last year in a strategic planning process.  That process was highly inclusive, with hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and other interested persons contributing their wisdom and insights.  It resulted in a refreshed sense of what we do and who we are, a vision of the future we want to create, and a strategy for how we will get there. 

Our Mission

To lead in the advancement of healthcare and health equality, locally and globally

Our Vision

To provide exemplary education, service, and research that promote patient-centered, collaborative care and advocate for the elimination of health disparities

Our Values - CARES

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Service


Our Goals

  • To focus activities on diseases for which outcome disparities exist
  • Competitive performance in all quality measures
  • Cultural competence
  • Operational excellence
  • Inspired faculty and staff

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such a fine team of professionals as Howard University Health Sciences continues on our exciting journey.  We hope that you will share that journey with us in some way.

Interim Deputy Provost for Health Sciences,
Leo E. Rouse, DDS, FACD