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photo Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Core Faculty, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Email: Leslie.hausmann@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-2112

Contact
Office: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
University Drive (151C), Bldg 30, Rm 2A138
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
 
Phone: 412-360-2112
Fax: 412-360-2285
E-mail: Leslie.hausmann@va.gov
Administrative Assistant:
Genna Toth
Email: genna.toth@va.gov
Phone: 412-360-2131
Fax: 412-360-2285
Education and Training
Education
BS, Bowling Green State University, 1999
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2001
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
Research Interest
Dr. Hausmann is a social psychologist by training who conducts multidisciplinary research and quality improvement projects focused on identifying, understanding, and reducing disparities in health and health care for vulnerable patient populations. While much of her work has focused on issues of discrimination and bias in the healthcare setting, she also has extensive experience leading large-scale, multisite, mixed methods evaluations of the longitudinal impact of efforts to improve quality of care overall or for specific vulnerable groups.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Staying Positive: An Intervention to Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain Disparities
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: I01 IIR 13-080
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018
Title: VISN4 Hypertension Racial Disparity Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: VA Office of Health Equity/VISN4
Grant Number: QI XVA 72-183
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2015
Title: Understanding the Long-Term Impact of a Positive Activities Program on Osteoarthritis Pain and Functioning in Veterans
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: HSR&D
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-078
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2014
Title: Improving Patient Health Care Experiences through PACT Cultural Competency Training about Unconscious Bias
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: VA Office of Health Equity
Grant Number: QI XVA 72-170
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2014
Title: Improving Patient Health Care Experiences Through PACT Cultural Competency Training about Unconscious Bias
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: VA Office of Health Equity
Grant Number: XVA 72-170
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2014
Title: Identifying and Understanding Facility-Level Variation in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Inpatient Healthcare Experiences
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: HSR&D
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-069
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2013
Title: Links of Communal Coping in Couples with Diabetes to Self-Care Behavior
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Carnegie-Mellon University/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R01 DK095780
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2017
Title: Positive Affect: An Intervention to Reduce Racial Disparities in Osteoarthritis Pain and Functioning
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: HSR&D/VISN
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-065
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: Identifying and Understanding Facility-Level Variation in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient Healthcare Experiences
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: Pilot LIP 72-056
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: STORM Implementation Program Evaluation
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: HSR&D
Grant Number: SDR SDR 16-193
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2016
Title: Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of General Medical Science
Grant Number: R25 GM116740
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: University of Pittsburgh Model Center for Spinal Cord Injury
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Administration for Community Living
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Safety of Opioid Use Among Veterans Receiving Care in Multiple Health Systems
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: I01 IIR 14-297
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Examining the Role of Primary Care Experiences in Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Use of Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: CHERP Pilot
Grant Number: XIP 72-081
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2015
Title: Dual Use of Opioids/Glucose Test Strips and Overuse/Hazardous Use of Medications in the Elderly
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: PBM
Grant Number: PBM 015
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2014
Title: Understanding Women's Disparities in Satisfaction with VA Health Care (DISC Women)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: HSR&D
Grant Number: SDR SDR 13-425
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2016
Title: Links of Communal Coping in Couples with Diabetes to Self-Care Behavior
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R01 DK095780
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2017
Title: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Satisfaction with VA Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: I01 IIR 10-144
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2015
Title: Identifying Mechanisms Linking Perceived Discrimination & Health
Role: Awardee
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D
Grant Number: CDA RCD 06-287
Start Year: 2007
End Year: 2014
Notable Achievements
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award, 2014
Steering Committee Member, National Summit on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disparities, 2010-2013
Member, VA HSR&D Scientific Merit Review Board, 2014-present
Member (Alternate), Research and Development Committee, 2015-present
Advisory Board Member, NMAC (National Minority AIDS Council), 2016-present