Howard Liu, MD, MBA, c. 2013



Howard Liu, MD, MBA, c. 2013




Howard Liu, MD, MBA, is a nationally recognized psychiatrist, educator, workforce expert, social media innovator, and health care leader at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He serves as the Chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry. Previously, he served as the Director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) and as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development at UNMC.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, completed medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan, and graduated with a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship from the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. He also completed an Executive MBA in Health Administration at the University of Colorado Business School.

Under his leadership as director of Nebraska’s behavioral health state workforce center, BHECN, the center became nationally regarded as a best practice in mental health and addiction workforce development. It received awards from the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Annapolis Coalition for the Behavioral Health Workforce. Dr. Liu is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program. He previously served as a workforce expert for the Medical Directors Institute for the National Council for Behavioral Health and as an advisor for the HRSA/SAMHSA funded Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan.


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