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Keisha Houston, DrPH, MPH

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Keisha Houston, DrPH, MPH is a Lieutenant Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. She joined CDC in 2011 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) and is an epidemiologist in DCPC’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Her research focuses on surveillance of and understanding disparities in tobacco-related cancers, and investigating the association between recreational marijuana use and lung cancer. Dr. Houston leads research projects exploring racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in histologic lung cancer incidence. She also has an interest in using national population-based surveys and linking national cancer registry data to other data sources for research.

Dr. Houston received her bachelor of science degree from Kentucky State University, and her master of public health and doctor of public health in epidemiology degrees at the University of Kentucky. During her tenure at the University of Kentucky, she worked as a graduate assistant for the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, a statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition.

The most recent articles Dr. Houston has first-authored include—