"Keeping the Women We Love Healthy"

Mission Statement: The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is dedicated to making a long-term, positive impact on women’s health.

Established in 1995, the Howell Foundation funds undergraduate scientists in their relevant women's health research and educates women to be catalysts for better family health. A core belief of The Howell Foundation is that women are usually the nucleus for their families' health and by "Keeping the Women We Love Healthy" we can make a measurable difference in so many lives.

The Foundation hosts educational events on key topics affecting women and strives to promote the importance of women being their own healthcare advocates. The Howell Foundation relies on the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations in the San Diego community to bring its mission of funding undergraduate scholarships to life.

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID # 33-0715532.


"Take the research that is being done, translate it, and put it into practical use.  Please take it seriously because we have no way to go but up, no option but success, no way to go but to fill the need.  It is filling that need that I hope our Foundation will constantly do as its mission...

 And so far I believe we’ve succeeded."

                             ~ Dr. Doris Howell.

It was with great sadness that the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research announced the passing of Dr. Doris Howell in 2018. She passed peacefully in her sleep early morning on Friday, November 23rd just short of her 95th birthday. Dr. Howell will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends and past and current Board Members. A memorial event is scheduled and more information will be shared soon.  Please follow this link for Dr. Howell's memorial page: Read More.

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Join us for the next Howell Health Lecture Series Luncheon on August 8th, featuring guest speaker Dr. Linda Brubaker. More info

  • August 8, 2019 - Howell Luncheon, "The Pelvic Biome" with guest speaker Linda Brubaker, MD More info
  • November 14, 2019 - Howell Luncheon, topic and speaker to be determined

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