Courtney Keeler

Courtney Keeler

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Cowell Hall, 215D

Biography

Courtney Keeler is a health economist. She has been teaching at USF's Master in Public Health programs since August 2011. In her teaching, she works to meet students where they are in hope of creating a classroom climate where individuals feel well-equipped to tackle the subject matter covered in the course.

Expertise

  • Health economics
  • Health policy and management

Research Areas

  • Health economics
  • Health inequality
  • Mental health
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Tobacco control and prevention
  • Health behaviors in adolescent and young adult populations

Education

  • PhD, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012 (Focus in health economics)
  • 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)

Prior Experience

  • 2018 – present Associate professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco
  • 2012 – 2018 Assistant professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco
  • 2011 – 2012 Adjunct professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco
  • Summer 2011 Lecturer, Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics, California State University, East Bay
  • 2009 – 2010 Teaching assistant, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 – 2009 Research assistant/programmer, ICARE project
  • 2007 – 2008 Teaching assistant, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2005 – 2006 Research assistant, Department of Economics, University of California at San Diego

Awards & Distinctions

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Wang, Y., Max, W., Yao, T., Keeler, C., & Sung, H. Y. (2021). "Differential Price-Responsiveness of Smoking Behaviors among Non-Hispanic African Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites in the U.S." Addiction. (Forthcoming).
  • Keeler, C. & Curtis, A. C. (2021). Secondary Data in Nursing Research. AJN The American Journal of Nursing. (Forthcoming).
  • Keeler, C., Wang, Y., Max, W., Yao, T., Gu, D., & Sung, H. Y. (2021). The association of California’s Proposition 56 tobacco tax increase with smoking behavior across racial and ethnic groups and by income. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. (Forthcoming).
  • Curtis, A. C., & Keeler, C. (2021). Sampling Design in Nursing Research. AJN The American Journal of Nursing, 121(3), 53-57.
  • Keeler, C., Max, W., Yao, T., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., & Sung, H. Y. (2020). Smoking Behavior in Low-and High-Income Adults Immediately Following California Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax Increase. American journal of public health, 110(6), 868-870.
  • Keeler, C., Max, W., Yerger, V. B., Yao, T., Wang, Y., Ong, M. K., & Sung, H. Y. (2020). Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22(4), 522-531.