• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
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Dr. Houck is a family physician and former CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. He completed a 28-year career with the US Public Health Service and now works in the fields of refugee and migrant health, public health at the intersection of civil aviation and infectious diseases, and the response to infectious disease outbreaks. His practice includes the care of refugees in Greece, France, and the Middle East.

  • MD (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • German
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Infectious Diseases

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
Lau LL, Cowling BJ, Fang VJ, Chan KH, Lau EH, Lipsitch M, Cheng CK, Houck PM, Uyeki TM, Peiris JS, Leung GM. Viral shedding and clinical illness in naturally acquired influenza virus infections. J Infect Dis. 2010 May 15; 201(10):1509-16.

Ng S, Cowling BJ, Fang VJ, Chan KH, Ip DK, Cheng CK, Uyeki TM, Houck PM, Malik Peiris JS, Leung GM. Effects of oseltamivir treatment on duration of clinical illness and viral shedding and household transmission of influenza virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 1;50(5):707-14.

Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Fang VJ, Cheng CK, Fung RO, Wai W, Sin J, Seto WH, Yung R, Chu DW, Chiu BC, Lee PW, Chiu MC, Lee HC, Uyeki TM, Houck PM, Peiris JS, Leung GM. Facemasks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized trial.
Ann Intern Med. 2009 Oct 6;151(7):437-46. Epub 2009 Aug 3.

Cheng CK, Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Fang VJ, Seto WH, Yung R, Uyeki TM, Houck PM, Peiris JS, Leung GM. Factors affecting QuickVue Influenza A + B rapid test performance in the community setting.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;65(1):35-41.