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Sally
E
Howe
,
PhD
Location: 
38A
/
B1N30
Phone Number: (
301
402-4100
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Howe has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Brown University. She was on the faculty of the statistics department at Carnegie Mellon University and spent 12 years working in scientific (especially statistical) computing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including four years as Chief of its Scientific Computing Environments Division. She came to NLM in 1992 (initially on a ComSci Fellowship) to work at the newly-created National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications (NCO/HPCC), which was initially located at the National Library of Medicine and whose founding director was the now-retired NLM Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg.

Her 15 years at the NCO included 10 years as Associate Director, serving as Editor of the HPCC Program’s Supplement to the President’s Budget (which is required by law) from FY 1994 through FY 1996 and as Executive Editor from FY 1999 through FY 2009, and supporting the President’s IT Advisory Committee (PITAC) and the preparation of all PITAC reports during that time.

She returned to NLM in 2007 and works on projects including the health effects of climate change, building an HPCC Program archive, and the Pill Image Recognition (PIR) pilot and Challenge.

Honors and Awards: 

May 21, 2013 NLM Director's Honor Award: For her contributions in the complex arena of interagency program development in advancing the use of High Performance Computing and Communications for the benefit of biomedical research and the public's health.

Publications/Tools by Sally Howe: 
Jessup CM, Balbus JM, Christian C, Haque E, Howe SE, Newton SA, Reid BC, Roberts L, Wilhelm E, Rosenthal JP. Climate change, human health, and biomedical research: analysis of the National Institutes of Health research portfolio. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Apr;121(4):399-404. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104518. Epub 2013 Jan 18.
Lindberg DA, Howe SE. "My flying machine was out of order". Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2009;120:99-111.
Howe SE, executive editor. Networked Computing for the 21st Century: Supplement to the President's FY 1999 Budget. Subcommittee on Computing, Information, and Communications R&D; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council.
Howe SE, editor. High Performance Computing and Communications: Foundation for America's Information Future -- Supplement to the President's FY 1996 Budget. Committee on Information and Communication, National Science and Technology Council.
Howe SE, editor. High Performance Computing & Communications: Technology for a National Information Infrastructure -- Supplement to the President's Fiscal Year 1995 Budget. Committee on Information and Communication, National Science and Technology Council.
Howe SE, editor. High Performance Computing & Communications: Toward a National Information Infrastructure -- The FY 1994 U.S. Research and Development Program. Committee on Physical, Mathematical, and Engineering Sciences; Federal Coordinating Council on Science, Engineering, and Technology; Office of Science and Technology Policy; Executive Office of the President.