Courtney Keeler

Courtney Keeler

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6683 Cowell 215D
Education
PhD, 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
MS in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
BA in Economics, University of California at San Diego, 2006 (Summa Cum Laude, Highest Distinction, Provost’s Honors, Phi Beta Kappa)
Research
Health Economics
Health Inequality
Mental Health
Substance Use/Abuse
Tobacco control and prevention
Health behaviors in adolescent and young adult populations

Grants and Awards

Three-year sub-award from the University of California, San Francisco working on a Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) grant entitled "Economic Impact of Proposition 56 on Low-Income Californians," July 2018-2021 ($94,834 awarded; TRDRP grant #28IR-0041)

SONHP Teaching Effectiveness Award, May 2015

Three-year sub-award from the University of California, San Francisco working on a Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) grant entitled "The Economic Impact of Tobacco Taxes in the African American Community," July 2014-2017 ($53,441 awarded; TRDRP grant #22RT-0112)

Phi Beta Kappa new initiates fellow, UCSD chapter, June 2006

Publications and papers

Keeler, C., Max, W., Yerger, V. B., Yao, T., Wang, Y., Ong, M. K., & Sung, H. Y. (2018). Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers.

Yao, T., Ong, M. K., Max, W., Keeler, C., Wang, Y., Yerger, V. B., & Sung, H. Y. (2018). Responsiveness to cigarette prices by different racial/ethnic groups of US adults. Tobacco control, 27(3), 301-309.

Turner, L., Keeler, C., Long, D., & Newton, V. Exploring Differences between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Pre-clinical Preparation Activities. Universal Journal of Public Health. 2017; 5(2), 63-69.

Keeler C., Kageyama M., & Ullman J. The Association of Newly Emerging Smokeless Tobacco Products with Quit Attempts and Intention-to-quit Smoking by Income. Journal of Family Medicine. 2016; 3(11): 1100.

DaSilva S. & Keeler C. “Adolescent Peer Victimization and PTSD. Journal of Adolescent Psychiatry. 2016; 6(4).

Keeler, C., Max, W., Yerger, V., Yao, T., Ong, M. K., & Sung, H. Y. The Association of Menthol Cigarette Use With Quit Attempts, Successful Cessation, and Intention to Quit Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the US. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2016; ntw215.

Nguyen, M. T., Chan, W. Y., & Keeler, C. The association between self-rated mental health status and total health care expenditure: A cross-sectional analysis of a nationally representative sample. Medicine. 2015; 94(35).

Keeler, C. Untangling the association between substance use and sexual risk-taking among adolescents and young adults, a selective review of the literature. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2014; 4, 5.

Turner, L. & Keeler, C. Should we Prelab? A Student-Centered Look at the Time-Honored Tradition of Prelab in Clinical Nursing Education. Nurse Educator. 2014; 40(2):91-5.

Keeler, C. Clinical Leadership and Asymmetric Information: The Impact of Physician Advice on Smoking Cessation. Open Journal of Leadership. 2014; 3(02), 7.

Keeler, C. Liberation Health and the Role of the Public Health Leader. Open Journal of Leadership. 2013; 2, 82.

Morrissey, J. P., Domino, M., Wicher, C., Kilany, M., & Gaynes, B. Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health Services: Final Evaluation Report on the ICARE Integration Pilot Sites.

(Available at: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/galleries/business-practice% 20files/Evaluation%20Report%20on%20ICARE.pdf)

Cascio, E., Gordon, N., Lewis, E., & Reber, S. From Brown to busing. Journal Urban Economics. 2008; 64(2), 296-325. (Research assistant acknowledged in paper.)

Papers under review or in preparation

Keeler, C. “Exploring the association of youth substance use on long-term employment status and wage rate” (Currently under review at Journal of Behavioral Health)

Keeler, C., Max, W., Yerger, V., Yao, T., Wang, Y., Ong, M. K., & Sung, H. Y., “Effects of cigarette prices on quit attempts, smoking cessation, and intention-to-quit among African American and white smokers” (In preparation)

Keeler, C., Couture, M. C., & Danielson M., BRFSS GIS project exploring spatial differences in alcohol and tobacco use (In preparation)

Reviewer

Dr. Susan Penner’s Introduction to Health Care Economics and Financial Management: Fundamental Concepts with Practical Application, 2nd Edition)

British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Science Journal of Health Education & Behavior

Journal of Administration and Policy in Mental Health PLOS ONE

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location and date: Denver, CO; November 2016
Abstract title: The role of smokeless tobacco use in mediating the impact of dental visits and dental advice on smoking cessation across income groups
Authors: Courtney Keeler, Ph.D., Maya Kageyama, M.P.H. and Jordan Ullman, M.P.H.
Affiliation: University of San Francisco
Presenter: Courtney Keeler (poster)

Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location and date: Denver, CO; November 2016
Abstract title: Impact of cigarette prices and home and workplace smoking rules on smoking cessation by race/ethnicity
Authors: Courtney Keeler1, Ph.D. Wendy Max2, Ph.D., Michael Ong3, M.D., Ph.D., Tingting Yao2, Ph.D., Valerie B. Yerger2, N.D., and Hai-Yen Sung2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco 2 University of California at San Francisco 3 University of California at Los Angeles
Presenter: Courtney Keeler (poster)

Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location and date: Denver, CO; November 2016
Abstract title: Impact of cigarette prices and other tobacco control efforts on adult cigarette smoking in the United States
Tingting Yao2, Ph.D., Ph.D. Wendy Max2, Ph.D., Michael Ong3, M.D., Ph.D., Courtney Keeler1, Valerie B. Yerger2,
N.D., and Hai-Yen Sung2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco 2 University of California at San Francisco3 University of California at Los Angeles
Presenter: Tingting Yao (poster)

Conference: Sigma Theta Tau International's 27th International Nursing Research Congress
Location and date: Cape Town, South Africa; July 2016
Abstract title: Should We Prelab? Exploring a Time Honored Tradition in Nursing Education From the Faculty Perspective
Authors: Laureen Turner, Courtney Keeler, Daniel Long, and Vernon Newton
Affiliation: University of San Francisco
Presenter: Laureen Turner(oral presentation)

Conference: American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting
Location and date: Chicago, USA, November 2015
Abstract title: Impact of medical and dental visits on smoking cessation among United States adults
Authors: Courtney Keeler1, Ph.D. Wendy Max2, Ph.D., Michael Ong3, M.D., Ph.D., Tingting Yao2, Ph.D., Valerie B. Yerger2, N.D., and Hai-Yen Sung2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco 2 University of California at San Francisco 3 University of California at Los Angeles
Presenter: Courtney Keeler (oral presentation)

Conference: American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting
Location and date: Chicago, USA, November 2015
Abstract title: Price elasticity of demand for cigarettes by different racial/ethnic groups in the United States Authors: Tingting Yao2, Ph.D. Wendy Max2, Ph.D., Michael Ong3, M.D., Ph.D., Courtney Keeler1, Ph.D., Valerie B. Yerger2, N.D., and Hai-Yen Sung2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco; 2 University of California at San Francisco; 3 University of California at Los Angeles
Presenter: Tingting Yao (poster)

Conference: Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Annual Meeting
Location and date: Philadelphia, USA, February 2015
Abstract title: Menthol Cigarettes and Smoking Cessation among African American Smokers in the United States Authors: Courtney Keeler1, Ph.D. Wendy Max2, Ph.D., Michael Ong3, M.D., Ph.D., Tingting Yao2, Ph.D., Valerie B. Yerger2, N.D., and Hai-Yen Sung2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco; 2 University of California at San Francisco; 3 University of California at Los Angeles
Presenter: Courtney Keeler (poster)

Conference: International Health Economics Congress
Location and date: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, July 2014
Abstract title: Substance use, depression, and employment among young people
Authors: Courtney Keeler 1, Ph.D., Marisa Domino 2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco 2; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Presenter: Courtney Keeler (oral presentation)

Conference: Ruth K. Palmer Symposium
Location and date: Rome, Italy, May 2014
Abstract title: Should we Prelab? A Student-Centered Look at the Time-Honored Tradition of Prelab in Clinical Nursing Education
Authors: Laureen Turner, Ed.D.(c), RN, Courtney Keeler, Ph.D.,
Affiliation: University of San Francisco
Presenter: Laureen Turner (oral presentation)

Conference: International Nursing Research Conference
Location and date: Hong Kong, China, July 2014
Abstract title: Should we Prelab? A Student-Centered Look at the Time-Honored Tradition of Prelab in Clinical Nursing Education
Authors: Laureen Turner, Ed.D.(c), RN, Courtney Keeler, Ph.D.,
Affiliation: University of San Francisco
Presenter: Laureen Turner (oral presentation)

Other invited presentations

Event: IHA October Faculty Seminar
Location and date: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, October 2017
Presentation title: The Economic Impact of Tobacco Taxes on African Americans
Authors: Courtney Keeler1, Ph.D. Wendy Max2, Ph.D., Michael Ong3, M.D., Ph.D., Tingting Yao2, Ph.D., Yingning Wang2, Ph.D., Valerie B. Yerger2, N.D., and Hai-Yen Sung2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco 2 University of California at San Francisco 3 University of California at Los Angeles
Presenter: Hai-Yen Sung, Tingting Yao, Courtney Keeler (oral presentation)

Event: Sigma Theta Tau Research Night, University of San Francisco
Location and date: University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, April 2012 Presentation title: Substance use, depression, and employment among young people Authors: Courtney Keeler 1, Ph.D., Marisa Domino 2, Ph.D.
Affiliation: 1 University of San Francisco 2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Presenter: Courtney Keeler (oral presentation)

Dissertation

Focusing on adolescents and young adults, my dissertation examines the impact of individual substance use on sexual behaviors and labor market outcomes using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Several definitions of sexual behavior are used: the number of sexual partners, sexually transmitted disease status, and rape. Depression status and peer substance use are controlled for in all models. These two factors have been neglected in many previous analyses. I address the potential endogeneity of depression and substance use in all models. I employ a variety of modeling techniques, including zero-inflated negative binomial models with two- stage residual inclusion, linear probability models with two-stage least squares, and a two-part model with two- stage least squares (in each stage).

Service

Master of Public Health Department Committees

Faculty advisor, MPH Student Association (Jan 2013 through May 2016) Curriculum Committee (Aug. 2012 through May 2015)

CEPH Self-Study Committee (Aug. 2012 through May 2015) Program Evaluation Committee (Aug. 2012 through May 2015) Academic Standards Committee (Aug. 2012 through May 2015) Admissions Committee (Aug. 2012 through Feb. 2014)

Vice-chair FASONHP (Aug. 2016 through present), School of Nursing and Health Profession, USF

Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) (Aug. 2012 through May 2016), School of Nursing and Health Profession, USF

University Service

Smoke Free Task Force (Jan. 2017 through present)

President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (Aug. 2016 through present) University Life Committee of the Board of Trustees (Aug. 2012 through May 2015)

Flu Near You liaison (Sept. 2012 through Dec. 2013)

Community service

Alameda County Food Bank Alero Project

Adolescent Health Working Group