Carol Howe

Paula R. and Ronald C. Parker Endowed Professor in Nursing and Associate Professor
Annie Richardson Bass Building 3206 | 817-257-4121


Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2014
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Research and Evidence Based Practice

Public Health Clinical

Areas of Focus

Parent and child health literacy
Childhood obesity and diabetes prevention
Patient-provider communication

Howe, C.J., Barnes, D.M., Estrada, G.B., and Godinez, I. (2016). Readability and suitability of Spanish language hypertension and diabetes patient education materials. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 33 (4), 171-180. Caroulis, E. & Howe, C.J. Assessing the health literacy environment in a pediatric diabetes clinic: A continuous quality improvement project. AADE in Practice, 4 (5), 16-21. Howe, C.J., Cipher, D.J., LeFlore, J., and Lipman, T. (2016). Parent Health Literacy and Communication with Diabetes Educators in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic: A Mixed Methods Approach. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives Supplement Health Literacy Research, 20suppl2, 50-59. Ayala, J., Howe, C.J., Dumser, S., Buzby, M., and Dumser, S. (2014). Partnerships with providers: reflections from parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(9), 1238-1253. Howe, C.J. & Winterhalter, E. (2013). Parent health literacy: risks and outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28 (5), 515-516. Lipman, T.H., Katz, L., Ratcliffe, S., Murphy, K., Aguilar, A., Rezvani, I., Howe, C., Fadia, S., & Suarez, E. (2013). Increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in youth: Twenty years of the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry. Diabetes Care, 36(6), 1597-1603. Howe, C.J. & Lewis, K.R. (2012). Social determinants for recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in children with diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(6), 773-774. Howe, C.J. Ayala, J., Dumser, S., Buzby, M., Murphy, K. (2012). Parental expectations in the care of children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(2), 110-126. Howe, C.J., Radcliffe, S., Dougherty, S., Tuttle, A., Lipman, T. (2011). Needle anxiety in children with type 1 diabetes and their mothers. MCN The Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36 (1), 25-31.

Howe, C.J. (Aug 2016). Optimizing Care for Patients with Limited Health Literacy. North Texas Nursing Consortium Summer Institute 2016: Care of Vulnerable Population. Fort Worth, TX (invited) Howe, C.J. (2014) Parent Health Literacy and Communication with Diabetes Educators: A Mixed Methods Approach. Podium presentation, American Academy of Communication in Healthcare, Orlando, Florida. (refereed) Howe, C.J. (2014). Health Literacy and Clear Communication: Moving Towards Understanding. Webinar, Villanova College of Nursing, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education. (invited) Howe, C.J. & Ayala, J. (2014). Weighing in on Health Literacy: Print Education Materials for Teens with Type 2 Diabetes. Poster presentation, Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society, Louisville, KY. (refereed) Howe, C.J. (2014). Parent Health Literacy and Communication with Diabetes Educators. Podium presentation, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Orlando, Florida (refereed) Howe, C.J. (May 2016). Parental Expectations in the Care of Their Children with Diabetes: Health Literacy & Communication. 4th Annual Health Literacy Symposium, Fort Worth, TX. (refereed) Howe, C.J., Barnes, D.M., Estrada, G., and Godinez, I. (2016). Readability and Suitability of Spanish Language Hypertension and Diabetes Patient Education Materials (podium). John Peter Smith Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX (invited)

  • 2017 DFW Great 100 Nurses
  • American Diabetes Association
  • All Star Leadership Award

Certified Diabetes Educator

Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society American Association of Diabetes Educators American Diabetes Association Alliance of International Nurses for Improved Health Literacy Sigma Theta Tau International

Chair, Research Committee, Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society Member, Type 1 and Youth National Committee, American Diabetes Associations Camp Advisory Board, ADA Camp Freedom Steering Committee, Alliance of International Nurses for Improved Health Literacy