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Aroonsiri Howell, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Professor, Medicine

Aroonsiri Howell
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Management of chronic diseases in older adults, including dementia, delirium, recurrent falls, and pressure ulcer
  • Providing care to adults aging with HIV/AIDs in the clinic setting
  • Providing care to older adults in care facilities and in patient's homes
  • Promoting multidisciplinary collaboration to improve care for aging adults with HIV/AIDs or older adults with multiple comorbidities
  • Discerning each patient's unique expectations of living with chronic disease and helping to facilitate advance care planning

Research Interests

  • HIV and aging
  • Geriatric care models
  • Hospital at home

Additional Information

Dr. Aroonsiri Howell, MD, MPH, FACP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a board-certified geriatric medicine specialist with clinical interest in HIV and Aging.

She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, at the top 10% of her class as a phi beta kappa honor society member. She received her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Dr. Howell completed her internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. She completed her geriatric medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY, with a special focus on HIV and Aging.

In addition to her experience in the US, Dr. Howell has worked in both Uganda and Thailand to provide geriatrics care to HIV-infected patients and authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of HIV & Aging.

She also founded and served as the principal faculty member for the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) Intensive Course in HIV & Aging, which offers virtual & interactive course on HIV & aging issues at no cost to HIV providers who are MD/NP/PA/PharmD (

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • MD, MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • BA, Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


  • American Geriatric Society

Honors & Awards

  • Poster Walking Tour Participant, American Geriatrics Society, 2014
  • Presidential Poster Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2014
  • Global Health Scholars Program at Mulago Hospital, Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, 2013
  • Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), 2012
  • Resident Award Summit, Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (SCEGM), 2012
  • Presidential Poster Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2012
  • American Geriatrics Society Teachers Swap Workshop Participant, American Geriatrics Society, 2012
  • National Abstracts Competition Finalist, American College of Physicians (ACP), 2009
  • International Health Student Research Award, American Public Health Association (APHA), 2008
  • Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Grant Award, Harvard University, 2006
  • King Scholarship for Undergraduate and Medical Education, Royal Family of Thailand, 2002

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