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David J. Dausey

Adjunct Faculty

David J. Dausey, M.Phil., Ph.D., FACE, holds an honorary faculty position at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University where he is a Distinguished Service Professor.

He is the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Public Health, Chairman of the Public Health Department and a tenured Professor of Public Health at Mercyhurst University. He is also the Founding Director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Public Health. Dr. Dausey serves as a consultant for the RAND Corporation’s Global Health Division and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An internationally respected public health and health care expert, Dr. Dausey has worked closely with senior health officials in more than twenty countries and experts at international organizations and foundations such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations, the Global Health and Security Initiative and the Rockefeller Foundation. Domestically, he has collaborated with more than 100 state and local public health agencies and health care organizations in every region of the country and with large federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Over the last decade, Dr. Dausey has led and directed externally funded research projects totaling nearly ten million dollars. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications and reports including articles in top-tier journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He has had more than 10,000 media mentions and his work has been translated into more than a dozen different languages and has been featured by domestic and international media outlets such as the domestic and international edition of USA Today, the Atlantic Journal-Constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, CBS News and MSNBC.

Dr. Dausey is an elected fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and is a current or former trustee or elected board member for several organizations including the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, Health and Hospitals Inc, Health Careers Futures and the American College of Health Care Executives. Dr. Dausey was formerly a fulltime policy researcher at the RAND Corporation where he worked extensively on global health and public health issues. Prior to that, he served as a program analyst at the Northeast Program Evaluation Center, an evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he designed and conducted evaluations of VA health programs and initiatives. Dr. Dausey received his bachelor degree in psychology from the College of Undergraduate Studies at Mercyhurst University and his master and doctoral degrees in epidemiology and public health from the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He completed postgraduate training in higher education management and leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Courses Taught

  • 90-861 - Health Policy


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