Howard Liu, M.D.

Howard Liu, M.D.


Associate Professor

Director, Behavioral Health Education Center
of Nebraska

For Patient Appointments Call 402-552-6007

Clinic Practice Location:
Poynter Hall 42nd and Dewey, SW corner, 3rd floor

Academic Office:
985575 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-5575
Phone 402-552-6002


Twitter: @DrHowardLiu

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI
Doctor of Medicine, 2004

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor MI
Resident, 2007

Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Fellowship, 2009

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Howard Liu is a nationally recognized educator, behavioral health workforce innovator, social media expert, and practicing child psychiatrist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He serves as the Chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry.  He also serves as the Director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN); a state funded office whose mission is to recruit and retain a skilled and passionate behavioral health workforce in Nebraska.  Previously, he served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development at UNMC.  Clinically, Dr. Liu maintains an active child psychiatry practice as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UNMC. 

Regarding workforce development, Dr. Liu serves as a founding member of the Medical Directors Institute for the National Council for Behavioral Health and as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Clinical Scholars Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). His state workforce center, BHECN, is nationally regarded as a best practice in workforce development and received the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Champions of Training and Workforce Development Award and the Innovation Award from the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce. 

Dr. Liu is an innovative teacher and an expert in faculty development and medical student education.  Nationally and internationally, Dr. Liu has presented over 73 peer-reviewed abstracts and is a frequent invited speaker.  He serves as Secretary of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) and previously co-chaired the Training and Education Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Dr. Liu is a recipient of numerous educational awards including the Outstanding Teacher Award from the UNMC Faculty Senate and the Creativity in Psychiatric Education Award from the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP).