David J. Dausey, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and Provost of Duquesne University. Prior to joining Duquesne, Dausey served as Executive Vice President and Provost of Mercyhurst University where he rose through the ranks as a former Dean, Department Chair and Public Health Institute Director. Dausey also served as a policy researcher with the RAND Corporation and a program analyst at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dausey has an honorary faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University as a Distinguished Service Professor, where he formerly served as a full-time faculty member and the senior director of health programs and initiatives.
An internationally recognized epidemiologist, Dausey was appointed a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology in 2012. He 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 health agencies 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. He has led and directed more than $10 million in externally funded research grants and has written over 100 books, research papers and reports including research articles in top-tier journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Dausey is regularly consulted as a health expert by regional, national and international news media providers on a wide variety of health issues. He has served as a guest commentator on health topics for national and international television news providers including CNN, BBC, and Canadian Television. He has also served as a guest commentator on health topics for national and international radio news providers such as NPR, BBC and Beijing Today. Dausey is a guest writer on health topics for regional and national newspapers including USA Today, The Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Buffalo News.
Dausey is an award-winning professor and teacher. He began his teaching career at Yale University where he was a teaching fellow. His first role as a professor was at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. At the University of Pittsburgh, Dausey was actively engaged in the Center for Research on Health Care. During this time, Dausey made significant contributions to the literature in the fields of psychiatry and health services research.
Dausey's teaching focuses on health systems, health policy, program evaluation and epidemiology. He was recognized for teaching excellence at Carnegie Mellon when he was awarded the Martcia Wade Teaching Award in 2010. Dausey was awarded both the Alpha Theta Mentorship Award and the Panhellenic Intrafraternity Council Role Model Award for his active role in mentoring and advising students. He has extensive experience teaching distance learning courses and teaching study abroad and experiential learning courses.
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.