Dr. Howell is the Chief Medical Officer of Vitality Health Plan of California, the first full Knox Keene licensed Medicare Advantage plan approved by the Department of Managed Care in California in the last decade.
Previously, Dr. Howell served as Chief Medical Officer for AdvantMed; Executive Medical Director at Heritage Provider Network; National Senior Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Network and Population Health, Optum Insight; Regional Chief Medical Officer (RCMO) for the Northeast Region of Americhoice, Inc. (United Health Group); Medical Director for Managed Care at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation; and Lead Scientific Advisor to Management Sciences for Health, the prime contractor for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Haiti.
Dr. Howell is board certified in Family Practice, Preventative Medicine and Public Health and Addiction Medicine. He received his Masters in Economics from the University of Miami, Masters in Public Health & Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM) from Tulane University, MBA from California State University Fresno and he is certified by the American College of Physician Executives as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).
Dr. Howell has served the military for 25 years and his current reserve assignment is with the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) at the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG) concentrating on the Wounded Warrior Program, BioAssurity, and Ebola Outbreak Assessment.