Michelle Houston, PhD

Principal Population/Public Health Manager

Dr. Michelle Houston is a Principal Population/Public Health Manager at the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center. In this role, she oversees all clinical research data collection operations. Dr. Houston earned a PhD in adult development and aging from the University of Akron in 2023 where she also earned a master's degree in 2018 and bachelor's degree in psychology in 2016.

While at the University of Akron, Dr. Houston conducted research exploring age differences in cognitive function, specifically related to creativity, memory, and attention. She also worked with the Conquer Chiari Research Center, exploring neuropsychological and neuroimaging correlates of cerebellar disorders.

In her free time, Dr. Houston enjoys hiking the beautiful trails around Tennessee and exploring the food scene around Nashville!