We are a full service consulting agency specializing in survey research, needs assessment, program evaluation, health education and data analysis.   We work in the areas of community nutrition, public health, and anthropology.  

Who We Are:  

Donna M. Winham, DrPH, RD, LD, MCHES is the principal consultant and owner of Howell Research Associates, LLC. John Howell, BS is co-owner and field supervisor of site research teams for on-ground activities. Lois Whidden, AA is responsible for billing, invoices, and scheduling.   Additional consultants assist with projects as needed including Andrea M. Hutchins, PhD, RD.   

What We Do:  

We provide community and priority population needs assessment, survey design and development, qualitative and quantitative research design, data management, and analysis.  Literature reviews, reports, and grant writing services are available for projects.  We conduct clinical trials of the effects of foods in chronic disease conditions such as hypercholesterolemia and type 2 diabetes. 

Why Work With Us:  

We adhere to sound scientific principles in research, high ethical behaviors with our participants, and are proactive in our investigative approach to study and solve problems.  


We frequently serve as consultants for the US Dry Bean Health Council and Pulse Canada.