About Me

Dr. Houston is an alumni of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with an Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting, Magna Cum Laude.  Dr. Houston earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Human Services, Cum Laude from Montreat College, a Master of Professional Studies in Psychology of Leadership from Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctor of Health Sciences with a concentration in Rural Health from Campbell University. 

She is currently an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and chairs the Leaders in Education and Advanced Practice (LEAP) Committee.  She is also active in the state society of medical assisting, serving on committees and as a delegate.  Dr. Houston is also the current President of the Cabarrus County Chapter of medical assistants.  She is actively involved in the North Carolina Association of Medical Assistant Educators as well. In addition to remaining actively engaged in various professional organizations, Dr. Houston has a passion for research and serving vulnerable populations.  She is actively involved in multiple community-based projects to better serve the needs of the underserved.

Prior to Cabarrus College, Dr. Houston worked as a CMA in Orthopedic Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology.  She has also worked in the home health setting.  In 2011, Dr. Houston joined Cabarrus College in the Medical Assistant program and in 2012 was appointed Program Chair.  She currently instructs various courses in the MA program and was also appointed the Program Chair of the Community Health and Wellness program in 2021. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her two daughters. 

Contact Rachel Houston at 704-403-1228.