Ashley J. Housten, OTD, OTR, MSCI, MPA

Ashley J. Housten, OTD, OTR, MSCI, MPA

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Develop and evaluate decision support strategies to address health disparities and challenges associated with health literacy among those making cancer screening and treatment decisions, investigating how individuals evaluate and apply health information using qualitative and mixed-methods to identify challenges and opportunities to enhance decision quality


  • 2014: OTD, Washington University
  • 2014: MSCI, Washington University

Selected Research Publications

Developing an Educational and Decision Support Tool for Stage I Lung Cancer Using Decision Science.
  • Housten AJ, Kozower BD, Engelhardt KE, [...] Politi MC
  • Ann Thorac Surg 2023
Exploring and supporting older women's chemotherapy decision-making in early-stage breast cancer.
  • Karuturi MS, Giordano SH, Hoover DS, Volk RJ, Housten AJ
  • J Geriatr Oncol 2022
What Cuts in Federal COVID-19 Funding Could Mean for Rural Communities.
  • Ruiz S, Okere UC, Eggers M, [...] Housten AJ
  • Health Equity 2022
Movement Through Chemotherapy Delay to Initiation Among Breast Cancer Patients: A Qualitative Analysis.
  • Housten AJ, Malinowski C, Paredes E, [...] Chavez-MacGregor M
  • Patient Prefer Adherence 2022
Health Literacy Interventions in Cancer: a Systematic Review.
  • Housten AJ, Gunn CM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Basen-Engquist KM
  • J Cancer Educ 2021

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