Keck School Faculty

Natalie C Houser

Natalie C Houser

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)
Family Medicine
1845 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Enjoyment of Physical Activity-Not MVPA during Physical Education-Predicts Future MVPA Participation and Sport Self-Concept Sports (Basel). 2021 Sep 10; 9(9). . View in PubMed

Accelerometry-measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour of preschoolers in Nova Scotia, Canada Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2019 Sep; 44(9):1005-1011. . View in PubMed

A Loose Parts Randomized Controlled Trial to Promote Active Outdoor Play in Preschool-aged Children: Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) Project Methods Protoc. 2019 Apr 04; 2(2). . View in PubMed

Let the Children Play: Scoping Review on the Implementation and Use of Loose Parts for Promoting Physical Activity Participation AIMS Public Health. 2016; 3(4):781-799. . View in PubMed

Natalie Houser, DMSc, PA-C is a physician assistant and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program.

Dr. Houser received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She completed her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from the Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program. While there, she received the National Health Service Corps Scholarship. Afterward, she completed her Doctor of Medical Science degree at the University of Lynchburg.

Dr. Houser has worked in Family Medicine at Northeast Community Clinics, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Los Angeles for the past eight years. Since the start of her medical journey, Dr. Houser has dedicated her career to serving her community through medicine and mentoring pre-PA students. In 2018 she wrote and published her motivational memoir, The Compton Diagnosis, to assist and encourage minorities to persevere through adversity, pursue higher education, and give back to their communities.

Dr. Houser was born and raised in Compton, California. She’s an avid shoe aficionado who enjoys cycling and spending time with her family.
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