Howard Gadlin

Consulting Ombuds, Longwood Location

Howard Gadlin retired after serving for twenty years as Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health. Prior roles include University Ombudsperson and Adjunct Professor of Education at UCLA and Ombudsperson and Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He has also held numerous leadership positions in the Ombuds field.

At present Dr. Gadlin is studying the dynamics of scientific teams and collaborations and developing new approaches to addressing conflicts among scientists. A mediator, trainer and consultant with many years of experience working with conflicts related to race, ethnicity and gender, including sexual harassment, he is often called in as a consultant/mediator in “intractable” disputes.   He is the author, among other writings, of “Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide” and, most recently, along with Nancy A.Welsh, he edited Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.

To make an appointment, please call 617-432-4041, or email

Contact Information

Harvard Ombuds Office, Longwood
164 Longwood Ave. First Floor
Boston, MA 02115
p: 617-432-4041