Instructor Profile

Alexandria Howson, Medical Writing and Editing instructor

Alexandra Howson, PhD, CHCP

Medical Writer and Qualitative Researcher

Dr. Howson is a medical writer and qualitative researcher. She creates evidence-based education content for health professionals that is grounded in principles of adult learning and evaluates continuing education outcomes using qualitative methodologies. Initially trained in Scotland as a Registered General Nurse, Dr. Howson is an experienced educator (Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and UC Berkeley Extension), a medical sociologist with an international peer review publication record, and an author of several books, including widely used university texts. Her bi-weekly podcast, Write Medicine, explores the minds, motivations, and practices of people who create content that connects with and educates health professionals.

To learn more about Alexandra Howson, please read our story on Inescapable Ethics.