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Brian Howard

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Brian is the head of publications at Afrobarometer


Brian Howard joined Afrobarometer as publications manager in 2014 and until 2019 also served as acting head of communications. He is based in Dallas, Texas.

Brian was born in Iowa, grew up in Germany, and earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Southern Methodist University. After two decades as a reporter and editor in Texas and a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in the DRC (then Zaire), he earned a master’s degree in public health and worked as a senior HIV/AIDS adviser and project manager for PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon (2005-2014)

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