• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • MedGlobal, Greek Program Coordinator
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Dr. Houck is a family physician and public health epidemiologist with 37 years of international experience that has included India, Nepal, the Middle East, the Navajo Nation, Greece, France, the Caribbean region, Central America, and South America. He completed a 28-year career with the United States Public Health Service that included 15 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)and the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). His current work focuses on primary healthcare delivery, epidemiology, and healthcare system development for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. He has an academic affiliation with the medical faculty of the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia in Pasto, Colombia.

  • MD (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • German
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • COVID-19
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Pulmonary Diseases and Pneumonia
  • Workforce
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Sanchez-Gonzalez L, Rodriguez-Lainz A, O’Halloran A, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Liang JL, Lu P, Houck PM, Verguet S, Williams WW. Factors related with pertussis and tetanus vaccination coverage among foreign-born adults living in the United States. J Community Health. 2017 Jun;42(3):573-582. doi: 10.1007/s10900-016-0290-7. PMID: 27837358

Houck PM, Bratzler DW, Nsa W, Ma A, Bartlett JG. Timing of antibiotic administration and outcomes for Medicare patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Mar 22;164(6):637-44.

Houck PM, Lowery JK, Prela CM. Missed opportunities for pneumococcal and influenza vaccination of Medicare pneumonia inpatients--12 western states, 1995. MMWR 1997;46:919-23