New Faculty Ashley Housten, OTD, OTR, MSCI, MPA and Michelle Silver, PhD, ScM

The Division of Public Health Sciences is excited to welcome two more new faculty! Ashley Housten, OTD, OTR, MSCI, MPA and Michelle Silver, PhD, ScM both begin as assistant professors of surgery on July 1st.

Dr. Housten comes to us from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she has served as instructor in the Department of Health Services Research in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and Doctor of Occupational Therapy degrees at Washington University School of Medicine. She was one of the PHS division’s T32 postdoctoral scholars from 2014 to 2015. She is currently principal investigator for an NIH grant studying “Breast Cancer Screening: Priorities and Attitudes of Diverse Women Under 50.”

Dr. Silver earned her PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where she also served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She comes to us from the National Cancer Institute, where she is currently a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Dr. Silver’s research focuses on HPV and cervical cancer screening, in particular how to best use the results of epidemiological studies to make evidence-based decisions in cancer screening and prevention.

We look forward to working with Dr. Housten and Dr. Silver. Be sure to welcome them both when they begin on July 1!


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