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Alice J. Hausman

Alice J. Hausman, Ph.D., M.P.H. Temple University Public Health

Chair and Professor

Senior Director for the Office of Engagement and Practice



1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Ritter Annex, 9th floor (004-09)

Philadelphia, PA  19122
Office: 215-204-5112  

Fax: 215-204-1854  




  • George Washington University, BA
  • State University of New York-Binghamton, Ph.D.
  • Harvard University, MPH


Dr. Alice Hausman has applied her training in social science and public health to the development and evaluation of community-based primary prevention projects for adolescents. She has been Principal Investigator on a series of federally and privately funded projects and has sustained a solid record of publishing and presenting her work in national scholarly journals and professional meetings. Her current research involves social capital and community health partnerships as mechanisms for improved community health. In addition, she directs Temple University’s Center for Preparedness Research, Education and Practice (CPREP), a multi-disciplinary center that brings faculty from across the university to address emergency preparedness, with particular focus on risk communication, public education, and special populations. Current projects include: Research Core Director of the CDC-funded Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, Mapping Training Competencies for Public Health and First Responders, Developing a Special Population Planning Tool for local and state emergency management agencies.

Dr. Hausman has worked with a wide range of public health agencies, including the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to improve the infrastructure for service delivery. She served as an elected member to the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia College of Physicians' Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine and to the Pennsylvania Public Health Association Executive Board. At the national level, Dr. Hausman has served on advisory panels for violence prevention programming, for the US Office of Housing and Urban Development, the Centers for Disease Control, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She regularly reviews manuscripts for scholarly journals (e.g. American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Adolescent Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine) and maintains an active research profile.


Su, X., Ma, G., Seals, B., Tan, Y., Hausman, A. Breast Cancer Early Detection among Chinese Women in the Philadelphia Area. Journal of Women’s Health 15(5):507-519, 2006.

Hausman, AJ, Becker, JA, Brawer, R. Identifying Value Indicators and Social Capital in Community Health Partnerships. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(6):691-704, 2005

Hausman, AJ, Brawer, R, Becker, J, Terry, B, Wilcox, R, Foster-Drain, R, and Sudler, C: The Value Template Process: a participatory evaluation method for community health partnerships. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 11(1):65-71 2005.

Lipson, A, Hausman, AJ, Higgins, D, and Burant, J: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Predictors of End of Life Discussions of Registered Nurses. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 26:784-796, 2004.

Delnevo C, Steinberg M, Abatamarco D, Hausman AJ. Correlates of Clinical Preventive Practices Among Internal Medicine Residents. Preventive Medicine, 36(6):645-651, 2003.

Grants & Contracts

Principal Investigator, Mental Health Risk Communication for Emergency Preparedness Contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness. (2004-2006)

Principal Investigator, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Communication, Perceptions of Terrorism and Mental Distress. B. Seals Co-PI. Second Annual Temple University Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Quality of Life Survey. (2004-2005)

Principal Investigator: Identifying Indicators of Value: a Pilot Study. Funded by Temple University Faculty Improvement Grant. (2002-2004)

Principal Investigator: Temple University subcontract with the School District of Philadelphia for evaluation of the Life Skills Training Project. (2000-2001)

Co-Principal Investigator: Temple University Subcontract: Firearms Connection: Implementation and Evaluation. Funding period Nov 1998-Oct 2001, funded by the William Penn Foundation to Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network. (1998-2001)


Program Evaluation

Violence Prevention

Adolescent Health

Evidence-Based Practice