Turning great ideas into healthier communities

David Hausner, PhD, MPH

Dr. David Hausner is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) project, a new large-scale USAID-funded global health internship and fellowship program. He works closely with USAID to support improving the capacity of emerging global health leaders through partnering with public health institutions, including government, non-government, private, and academic institutions in the US and low- and middle-income countries. 

Dr. Hausner has nearly three decades of progressively responsible leadership experience in capacity building, senior project management, supervision and human resource management, partnership building and collaboration, grant and contract management, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation. He has programmatic expertise in HIV prevention and care, TB/HIV, infectious diseases, and global public health. David was Regional Director for the USAID-funded, $15 million CAPACITY Project in five countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), where he and his team leveraged an additional $2 million from the World Bank’s Central Asia AIDS Project. Dr. Hausner was also the Country Director in India for the USAID-funded AIDSTAR-One project, and Chief of Party in India for the CDC-funded Strategic Assessments for Strategic Action (SASA) project. Dr. Hausner spent three years as the HIV and infectious diseases Team Leader for USAID in Cambodia, and has done short-term technical assistance to conduct trainings, evaluations, and strategic planning in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Saint Lucia, and Dominican Republic, among others. 

Dr. Hausner has a deep understanding of the needs of public health implementation teams working in the field as well as the perspectives of Ministries of Health and USAID. Dr. Hausner earned his Masters in Public Health (MPH) and his Masters in International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University, and his PhD in International Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

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