Laura Houser, MD

Position title: Professor, Director of Advocacy

Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Division of Global Pediatrics
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-5835


BA, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Faculty Development Program, Primary Care, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Capstone, Global Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Activities

Dr. Laura Houser is a clinical professor in the Divisions of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Global Pediatrics. Her advocacy work focuses on advocacy education, anti-racism, and dyslexia support. She targets her education efforts to residents, fellows, and clinical faculty. She is a member of the department’s IDEAA (inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and anti-racism) Committee and the Health Equity Rounds Planning Committee. Additionally, Houser is an active participant Docs For Dyslexia, where she advocates for better educational support for children with dyslexia and teaches medical providers about resources for patients with concerns for dyslexia. 

Clinical Interests

Houser is a pediatrician who cares for children from birth to college, including patients with medical complexity. She has special interests in breastfeeding, international adoption, and mental health.