- PhD (Nursing), University of British Columbia
- MSN, University of British Columbia
- BScN, University of Alberta
- Assistant Professor, Nursing, University of British Columbia
Honours and Awards
- Post-Doctoral Research Training Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2011 – 2014.
- Post-Doctoral Research Training Award, CIHR Team for Supportive Cancer Care, 2010 – 2011.
- Doctoral Research Award Clinical Research Initiative, CIHR, 2006 – 2009.
- Senior Graduate Studentship, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2006 – 2009.
- CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research: Psychosocial Oncology Research Training, 2005 – 2008.
- Joyce & John MacConnal Graduate Scholarship in Nursing, 2007.
- Junior Graduate Studentship, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2004.
- University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2004.
- Graduate Research Fellowship, Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance/Nursing and Health Behaviour Research Unit, 2003.
- Golden Jubilee Scholarship, University of British Columbia, 2003.
- Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia, 2002.
- Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research, Member, 2011 - present
- International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Member, 2009 - present
- International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Member, 2008 - present
- Oncology Nursing Society, Member, 2007 - present
- Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, Member, 2006 - present
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Xi Eta Chapter, Member, 2004 - present
- Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Member, 2004 - present
- Canadian Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Practicing Member, 1999 - present
- NEXUS: Researching the Social Context of Health Research, Trainee, 2003 – 2009
- College & Association of Registered Nurses in Alberta, Practicing Member, 1989 - 1999
- Advisory Committee Member, Pediatric Cancers Survivorship Society of British Columbia, 2013 - present
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Dr. Howard’s program of research examines the health service needs of vulnerable, high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, cancer survivors and survivors of critical illnesses. She conducts qualitative and mixed-methods research to understand patient-perspectives of the essential components of quality care. Using an integrated knowledge translation approach that involves partnering with health care professionals, health care decision-makers and patients, she contributes to patient-centered health care solutions that are responsive to the long-term burden of illness. Her ultimate aim is to enhance the accessibility and quality of health services and improve patient and family outcomes. Her research interests also include hereditary cancer prevention and risk management and psychosocial and ethnocultural factors that shape health and illness experiences.
Connect 4 Health: Needs and Requirements for a Peer Navigation Digital App for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer [PI: Jackie Bender], [Co-I: N. D’Agostino, A. Gupta, L. Mitchell, A.F. Howard, S. Garland, A. Tsimicalis, E. Drake, K. Chalifour, A. Marrato, N.L., McKean, A. Lombardo] - Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control Seed Grant
Sexual pain in endometriosis: Role of somatic mutations and local neurogenesis [PI: P. Yong, M.S. Anglesio, C.B. Gilks, A.F. Howard, A.B. Mohamed], [Co-I: A. Albert, D.G. Huntsman, A. Lee, S. Lisonkova] - CIHR Project Grant
Healthcare expectation and sources of distress of the chronically critically ill in residential care [PI: A.F. Howard, S. Crowe, G. Haljan], [Co-I: R. Parmar, M. Cloutier, L. Choroszewski, K. Hille, D. Jawanda] - MSFHR BC Nursing Research Initiative - Practice-Based Nursing Research
Health solutions to improve post-intensive care outcomes: A realist synthesis [Co-PI: A. Fuchsia Howard, Gregory Haljan] [Co-I: Vicky Bungay, Leanne Currie, Robert McDermid, Andrea Ryce, Sarah Crowe] – CIHR Project Grant
Adult childhood cancer survivor responses following recall to a survivorship clinic: An interpretive description pilot study [PI: A. Fuchsia Howard] [Co-I: Karen Goddard] - UBC School of Nursing Lyle Creelmen Endowment Fund
Adolescent and young adult central nervous system tumor survivors: An assessment of the documentation of late effects risks and screening recommendations [PI: Karen Goddard], [Co-I: A. Fuchsia Howard, Michael McKenzie, Andrea Lo, Avril Ullett] - BC Cancer Agency, Hershey & Yvette Porte Neuro-Oncology Endowment Fund
Assessing the accuracy of death certificates and pre-mortem clinical diagnoses: Retrospective chart review of deceased children diagnosed with brain tumours in British Columbia, Canada. [PI: Karen Goddard] [Co-I: Haroon Hasan, Fuchsia Howard, Andrea Lo, Glenda Henson, Rod Rassekh, Christopher Dunham, Juliette Hukin] - BC Cancer Agency, Department of Radiation Oncology
Feasibility Study: Evaluating the effects of growth hormone replacement therapy in adult survivors of pediatric brain tumours with growth hormone deficiency. [PI: Karen Goddard] [Co-I: Haroon Hasan, Fuchsia Howard, Daniel Metzger, Sabrina Gill, Michelle Johnson, Andrea Lo] - BC Cancer Agency, Department of Radiation Oncology
Provincial Disparities in Growth Hormone Coverage for Adult Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumours [PI: Karen Goddard] [Co-I: Haroon Hasan, Fuchsia Howard, Daniel Metzger, Sabrina Gill, Michelle Johnson, Andrea Lo] - BC Cancer Agency, Department of Radiation Oncology [PI: Karen Goddard] [Co-I: Haroon Hasan, Fuchsia Howard, Daniel Metzger, Sabrina Gill, Michelle Johnson, Andrea Lo] - BC Cancer Agency, Department of Radiation Oncology
Intracranial Germinoma in the Adolescent Male: Patterns of Practice [PI: Karen Goddard] [Co-I: Andrea Lo, Haroon Hasan, Fuchsia Howard, Juliette Hukin, Rod Rassekh, Michael McKenzie, Brian Thiessen, Farah Abdulsatar] - BC Cancer Agency, Department of Radiation Oncology
E-learning resources for childhood cancer survivors and their families: A collaboration with the Pediatric Cancers Survivorship Society of BC [PI: Karen Goddard & Fuchsia Howard] [Co-I: Haroon Hasan] - C17 Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders: Education Grant Competition
Feasibility Study: Cerebrovascular disease and late effects in survivors of craniopharyngioma. [PI: Karen Goddard] [Co-I: Fuchsia Howard, Manraj Heron, Juliette Hukin, Andrea Lo, Martin Montgomery, Alan Nichol, Ash Singhal, Brian Thiessen] - Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Exploring medical and psychosocial needs of cancer survivors. [PI: Fuchsia Howard & Arminee Kazanjian] [Co-I: Richard Doll, Karen Goddard, Sheila Pritchard, Robert Olson] - CIHR Team for Supportive Care in Cancer
Health services for cancer survivors in their adolescent and young adult years. [PI: Fuchsia Howard & Arminee Kazanjian] [Co-I: Richard Doll, Karen Goddard, Sheila Pritchard] - CIHR MPD: Partnerships for Health System Improvement
Delivering cancer survivorship care in rural and remote communities in northern British Columbia. [PI: Amanda Ward & Robert Olson] [Co-I: Pam Tobin, Arminee Kazanjian, Nadine Caron, Christopher Longo, Fuchsia Howard] - Public Health Agency of Canada
Hamilton, S., Arshad, O., Kwok, J., Tran, E., Howard, A.F., Serrano, I., & Goddard, K. (2018). Documentation and incidence of late effects and screening recommendations for adolescent and young adult head and neck cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy. Supportive Care in Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4559-5
Howard, A.F., Goddard, K., Samargandit, O.A., Rassekh, S.R., Hasan, H. (2018). Clinical significance in randomized control trials in pediatric oncology: A systematic review. Trials. 19(1): 538. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2925-8
Howard, A.F., Tran, J., Aparicio, A., Lo, A., Ullett, M., McKenzie, M., Srikanthan, A., Goddard, K. (2018). Documentation of late-effects risks and screening recommendations for adolescent and young adult central nervous system, soft tissue, or bone tumor survivors in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Oct 9. https://doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2018.0081
Lambert, L.K., Balneaves, L.G., Howard, A.F., Chia, S.L.K., Gotay, C.C. (2018). Understanding adjuvant endocrine therapy persistence in breast cancer survivors. BMC Cancer, 18:732. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4644-7
Hasan, H., Shaikh, M.O., Rassekh, S.R., Howard, A.F., Goddard, K. (2018). Reply to: Allergic Rates to IV and IM PEG-ASP in pediatric ALL. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 65:8. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27106
Olson, R.A., Howard, A.F., Lapointe, V., Schellenberg, D., Nichol, A., Ozier, D., Bowering, G., Curtis, S., Walter, A., Brown, S., Thompson, C., Bergin, J., Lomas, S., Halperin, R., Tyldesley, S., Beckham, W. (2018). Provincial development of a patient reported outcome initiative to guide patient care, quality improvement, and research. Healthcare Management Forum, 31(1), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1177/0840470417715478
Howard, A.F., Kazanjian, A., Newton, K., Pritchard, S., Olson, R. Hasan, H., Goddard, K. (2017). Healthcare system barriers to long-term follow-up for adult survivors of childhood cancer in British Columbia, Canada: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 12:277–290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-017-0667-3
Lambert, L.K., Balneaves, L.G., Howard, A.F., Gotay, C.C. (2017). Patient-reported factors influencing adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer: An integrative review. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 167: 615-633. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-017-4561-5
Hasan, H., Muhammed, T., Yu, J., Taguchi, K., Samargandit, O.A., Howard, A.F., Lo, A.C., Olson, R., Goddard, K. (2017). Assessing the methodological quality of systematic reviews in radiation oncology: A systematic review. Cancer Epidemiology, 50(A), 141-149.
Yang, L.Y., Manhas, D.S., Howard, A.F., Olson, R. (2017). Patient reported outcome use in oncology: A systematic review of the impact on patient-clinician communication. Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3865-7
Jeddian, A., Lindenmier, A., Marshal, T., Howard, A.F., Rashidian, A., Malekzadeh, R., Jafari, N., Sayadi, L. (2017). Implementation of a critical care outreach service: A qualitative study. International Nursing Review. Epub ahead of print: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/inr.12377/full.
Hasan, H., Shaikh, M.O., Rassekh, S.R., Howard, A.F., Goddard, K. (2016). Comparison of hypersensitivity rates to intravenous and intramuscular PEG-Asparaginase in children with acute lympoblastic leukemia: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Epub ahead of print: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.26200/full
Howard, A.F., Goddard, K., Tan de Bibiana, J., Pritchard, S., Olson, R., Kazanjian, A. (2016). Adult childhood cancer survivors’ narratives of managing their health: The unexpected and the unresolved. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice. 10(4), 711-725. DOI 10.1007/s11764-016-0517-8
Lo, A., Howard, A.F., Nichol, A., Hasan, H., Martin, M., Heran, M., Goddard, K. (2016). A cross-sectional cohort study of cerebrovascular disease and late effects after radiation therapy for craniopharyngioma. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
Hasan, H., Hendson, G., Howard, A.F., Hukin, J., Dunham, C., Ahmed, T., Lo, A., Bradley, N., Goddard, K. (2015). Assessing the accuracy of death records and pre-mortem clinical diagnoses in children diagnosed with brain tumors: A retrospective chart review of children in British Columbia, Canada. Pathology Research and Practice.
Hasan, H., Howard, A.F., Alassiri, A.H., Ng, T.L., McGregor, G., Goddard, K. (2015). PEComa of the terminal ileum mesentery as a secondary tumour in an adult survivor of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Current Oncology. 22(5), e383-e386.
Hamilton, S., Hasan, H., Parsons, C., Tyldesley, S., Howard, A.F., Bobinski, M.A., & Goddard, K. (2014). Canadian radiation oncologists’ opinions regarding peer review – A national survey. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2014 July 23 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:10.1016/j.prro.2014.06.002.
Howard, A.F., Smillie, K., Turnbull, K., Munroe, D., Ward, A., Tobin, P., Kazanjian, A., & Olson, R. (2014). Access to medical and supportive care for rural and remote cancer survivors in northern British Columbia. The Journal of Rural Health. 30(3), 311-321. DOI:10.1111/jrh.12064.
Howard, A.F., Hasan, F., Bobinski, M.A., Olson, R., Parkinson, M., Nurcombe, W., & Goddard, K. (2014). Parents’ perspectives of life challenges experienced by long-term paediatric brain tumour survivors: Work and financial, daily and social functioning, and legal difficulties. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice. 8(3), 372-383. DOI:10.1007/s11764-013-0331-5.
Hasan, H., Howard, A.F., Metzger, D.L., Gill, S., Johnson, M., Lo, A.C., & Goddard, K. (2014). Canadian endocrinologists’ views on growth hormone replacement therapy in adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors following achievement of final height. BC Medical Journal. 56(5), 230-235.
Hasan, H., Howard, A.F., Morgan, S.G., Metzger, D.L., Gill, S., Johnson, M., Lo, A., & Goddard, K.J. (2014). Provincial disparities of growth hormone coverage for young adult survivors of paediatric brain tumours across Canada. Healthcare Policy, 9(3), 80-96.
Lo, A., Howard, A.F., Nichol, A., Sidhu, K., Abdulsatar, F., Hasan, H., & Goddard, K. (2014). Long-term outcomes and complications in patients with craniopharyngioma: The British Columbia Cancer Agency experience. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 88(5), 1011-1018. DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.01.019.
Valizadeh, L., Zamanzadeh, V., Sayadi, L., Taleghani, F., Howard, A.F., & Jeddian, A. (2014). Truth-telling and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Iranian nurses’ experiences. Nursing Ethics. 21(5), 518-529. DOI:10.1177/0969733013511359.
Olson, R., Howard, A.F., Turnbull, K., Munroe, D., Zirul, C., Manji, R., Tobin, P., & Ward, A. (2014). Prospective evaluation of unmet needs of rural cancer survivors in northern British Columbia. Current Oncology. 21(2), 179-185. DOI:10.3747/co.21.1729.
Howard, A.F., Tan de Bibiana, J., Smillie, K., Goddard, K., Pritchard, S., Olson, R., & Kazanjian, A. (2014). Trajectories of social isolation in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice. 8, 80-93. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-013-0321-7.
Rahmani, A., Howard, F., Sattarzadeh, N., Ferguson, C., Asgari, A., & Ebrahimi, H. (2014). Viewpoints of fertile women regarding gestational surrogacy in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 11(1), 29-33.
Howard, A.F., Smillie, K., Chan, V., Cook, S., & Kazanjian, A. (2013). The Knowledge Exchange-Decision Support Model: Application to cancer navigation programs. Supportive Care in Cancer. 22(2), 367-374. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-013-1982-5.
Zamanzadeh, V., Valizadeh, L., Howard, A.F. & Jamshidi, F. (2013). A supportive-educational intervention for heart failure patients in Iran: The effect on self-care behaviours. Nursing Research and Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/492729.
Zamanzadeh, V., Valizadeh, L., Sayadi, L., Taleghani, F., Howard, A.F., & Jeddian, A. (2013). Emotional labour of caring for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients: Iranian nurses’ experiences. Asian Nursing Research. 7(2), 91-97. DOI:10.1016/j.anr.2013.04.004.
Slocum-Gori, S., Howard, A.F., Kazanjian, A., & Balneaves, L.G., (2013). Investigating the feasibility of integrative medicine in a conventional oncology setting: Yoga therapy as a treatment for breast cancer survivors. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 12(2), 103-112. DOI:10.1177/1534735412443851.
Zamanzadeh, V., Rahmani, A., Valizadeh, L., Ferguson, C., Hassan-Khani, H., Nikanfar, A., Howard, A.F. (2013). The taboo of cancer: The experiences of Iranian cancer patients, their family members and physicians. Psycho-Oncology. 22(2), 396-402. DOI: 10.1002/pon.2103.
Valizadeh, L., Zamanzadeh, V., Rahmani, A., Howard, A.F., Ferguson, C., & Nikanfar, A. (2012). Cancer disclosure: The experiences of Iranian cancer patients. Nursing and Health Sciences, 14(2): 250-256. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00686.x.
Kazanjian, A., Smilie, K., Howard, A.F., Ward, A., & Doll, R. (2012). A structured approach to knowledge exchange: Understanding the implementation of a Cancer Survivor Program. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16, 399-405. Doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2011.09.002.
Howard, A.F., Pirotta, M., & Balneaves, L.G. (2011). Psychological sequelae of ovarian cancer screening and genetic testing for ovarian cancer susceptibility. Current Women’s Health Reviews, 7, 358-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/157340411799079544.
Howard, A.F., Balneaves, L.G., Bottorff, J.L. & Rodney, P., (2011). Preserving the self: The process of decision making about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk-reduction. Qualitative Health Research, 21(4), 502-519. DOI: 10.1177/1049732310387798.
Howard, A.F., Bottorff, J.L., Balneaves, L.G., & Kim-Sing, C., (2010). Women’s constructions of the ‘right time’ to consider decisions about risk-reducing mastectomy and risk-reducing oophorectomy. BMC Women’s Health, 5(10), 24. DOI:10.1186/1472-6874-10-24.
Howard, A.F., Balneaves, L.G., & Bottorff, J.L. (2009). Women’s decision making about risk-reducing strategies in the context of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 18(6), 578-597. DOI:10.1007/s10897-009-9245-9.
Howard, A. F., Bottorff, J.L., & Balneaves, L.G., & Grewal, S.K. (2007). Punjabi immigrant women’s breast cancer stories. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 9(4), 269-279. DOI:10.1007/s10903-007-9044-z.
Howard, A.F., Balneaves, L.G., & Bottorff, J.L. (2007). Ethnocultural women's experiences of breast cancer: A qualitative meta-study. Cancer Nursing, 30(4), E27-35. DOI:10.1097/01.NCC.0000281737.33232.3c.
Balneaves, L.G., Bottorff, J.L., Grewal, S.K., Naidu, P., Johnson, J.L., & Howard, A.F. (2007). Family support of Punjabi women with breast cancer. Family & Community Health, 30(1), 16-28.
Howard, A.F., Balneaves, L.G., & Kazanjian, A. (2013). Mastectomy to prevent breast cancer: Psychosocial aspects of women’s decision making. In B.I. Carr & J.L. Steel (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Cancer. NY: Springer.
Howard, A.F., & Goddard, K. (2011). Late effects: Psychosocial. Pediatric Oncology Education Materials. http://www.pedsoncologyeducation.com
Kazanjian, A., Chan, V., Smilie, K., Howard, F. (2010). Knowledge Exchange-Decision Support (KE-DS) Toolkit. University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, http://www.spph.ubc.ca/?p2=/modules/hce/facultyresearch/facultyresearch.jsp&fresearchId=27
Howard, A.F., & Scott-Findlay, S. (2006). Breast self-examination: When research contradicts accepted practice. AWHONN Lifelines, 10(1), 66-70.
Fuchsia supervises graduate students in nursing and other disciplines in areas related to her research expertise. Recent and current graduate students have studied in areas including: cancer survivorship, critical illness survivorship, patient-reported outcomes in oncology, hereditary cancer prevention, and patient-perspective evidence.
Courses taught at UBC
NURS 334: Nursing Practice with Infants, Children, Youth and Their Families
NURS 305: Introduction to Critical Inquiry and Research
NURS 342: Critical Inquiry and Research in Nursing Practice
NURS 427: Consolidation Practicum: the final practice consolidation of the BSN program
NURS 504: Research and Evidence Based Practice