Public Health — Full-time
Courtney  Keeler

Courtney Keeler, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012 (Focus in health economics)
Visiting graduate student, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 2010-2011
M.S. in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
B.A. in Economics, University of California at San Diego, 2006 (Summa Cum Laude, Highest Distinction, Provost’s Honors, Phi Beta Kappa)

Administrative Appointments

Fieldwork Coordination (Summer 2013)
Faculty advisor, MPH Student association (Jan 2013 through present)
Curriculum Committee (Aug. 2012 through present)
CEPH Self-Study Committee (Aug. 2012 through present)
Admissions Committee (Aug. 2012 through present)
Program Evaluation Committee (Aug. 2012 through present)
Academic Standards Committee (Aug. 2012 through present)
Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) (Aug. 2012 though present)
University Life Committee of the Board of Trustees (Aug. 2012 though present)
Flu Near You liaison (Sept. 2012 though Dec. 2013)

Research Areas

Health Economics
Health Inequality
Mental Health
Substance Use/Abuse
Health Behaviors in adolescent and young adult populations

Courses Offered
  • N701: Applied Data Analysis
  • MPH 612: Biostatistics
  • MPH 657: Health Economics and Public Health
Turner, L., & Keeler, C. (in  press). Should we Prelab? A student-centered look at the time-honored tradition of prelab in clinical nursing education. Nurse Educator.
Keeler, C. (2014). Clinical Leadership and Asymmetric Information: The Impact of Physician Advice on Smoking Cessation. Open Journal of Leadership, 3(02), 7.
Keeler, C., &  Domino, M. (2014). Exploring the impact of youth substance use on long-term employment status and wage rate. Presented at the International Health Economics World Congress.
Keeler, C. (2013). Liberation Health and the Role of the Public Health Leader. Open Journal of Leadership, 2, 82.
Morrissey, J. P., Domino, M., Wicher, C., Kilany, M., & Gaynes, B. (2009). Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health Services: Final Evaluation Report on the ICARE Integration Pilot Sites.

Awards and Distinctions

Three-year sub-award from the University of California, San Francisco working on a TRDRP grant entitled "the Economic Impact of Tobacco Taxes in the African American Community."

Phi Beta Kappa new initiates fellow, UCSD chapter, 2006


Completed the leadership development program at the University of San Francisco (February 2013)
Completed MAPP certification (August 2012)
Strong background in several statistical software packages, including Stata and SAS
Member Phi Beta Kappa