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David J. Dausey, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. David Dausey, ProvostDr. David J. Dausey began serving as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2018. Prior to joining Duquesne, Dausey served as provost and executive vice president of Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was also a distinguished professor of health policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as senior director of health programs and initiatives.

An internationally recognized epidemiologist, Dausey was appointed a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology in 2012 and has directed more than $10 million in externally funded research grants. He has worked closely with 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 health care organizations in every region of the country, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dausey is also an award-winning professor with expertise in distance and experiential learning. Recognition for his teaching excellence includes the Martcia Wade Teaching Award, the Alpha Theta Mentorship Award and the Panhellenic Intrafraternity Council Role Model Award.

In addition to authoring books, research papers and articles, Dausey is regularly consulted as a health expert by national and international news outlets including CNN, BBC, NPR, USA Today and the Washington Post.

A Pittsburgh native, Dausey grew up in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania. He earned both his master's degree and doctoral degree in epidemiology from Yale University. He completed post-graduate training in higher education administration at Harvard University.