Ashley J.  Housten, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

Ashley J. Housten, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Graduate School

OTD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014
MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

Postdoctoral Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, 2015-2018
Postdoctoral Scholar, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Division of Public Health Sciences, 2014-2015


Research Interests

Dr. Housten’s research focuses on supporting cancer screening and treatment decision-making to reduce health disparities and to address challenges associated with health literacy in diverse populations. Specifically, she is interested in the dissemination and implementation of decision support strategies to improve health behaviors and outcomes, particularly in populations that experience cancer-related health inequity. With a focus on how people evaluate and apply health information, her research uses qualitative and mixed-methods to identify challenges and opportunities to strengthen patient-provider engagement in decision-making across the cancer care continuum.

Research Profile
Housten Lab website


Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis MO 63110