Linda Neuhauser DrPH, MPH

Clinical Professor, Community Health Sciences
Co-Principal Investigator, Health Research for Action
  • DrPH - School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
  • MPH - School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
  • PH 201E: Public Health Interventions: Theory, Research and Practice
  • PH 293: DrPH seminar 
Research Interests: 
  • Translational and transdisciplinary research
  • Interventions theory, research, and practice
  • Design Sciences and participatory design of interventions
  • Health communication and health literacy research, interventions, and policy
  • Parenting education interventions
  • Patient and community engagement in health and healthcare
  • Oral health, nutrition, food security, and hunger
Research Description: 

Linda Neuhauser is Clinical Professor of Community Health Sciences at UC Berkeley and Co-Principal Investigator at the Health Research for Action center. My research and teaching are focused on transdisciplinary, translational, and participatory approaches to improve large-scale health interventions and policies. I have a special interest in collaborative design and evaluation of mass communication that meets people's literacy, language, cultural, access, and other needs.

Current Projects: 

My current projects include: participatory design of wellness interventions for migrant factory workers in China, parenting education in the U.S. and Australia, co-creation and evaluation of health information for patients and the lay public, patient engagement under healthcare reform, statewide oral health programs, and transforming communication with Medicaid beneficiaries.

Selected Publications: 

Neuhauser, L. (2018) Practical and scientific foundations of transdisciplinary research and action. In: D. Fam, L. Neuhauser and P. Gibbs. (Eds.) Collaborative Research and Collective Learning: Transdisciplinary research and practice. Springer Press.

Neuhauser L., Wang, X., Hong, Y., Sun, X., Zong, Z., Shu, X., Mao, J., Lee E.W., Aibe, S. (2018). Collaborative research and action: The China Worker Wellness Project. In: D. Fam, L. Neuhauser and P. Gibbs. (Eds.) Collaborative Research and Collective Learning: Transdisciplinary research and practice. Springer Press.

Neuhauser, L. Integrating participatory design and health literacy to improve research and interventions. Information Services & Use. 2017;37:153-176. Available online

Neuhauser, L., Pohl, C. Integrating Transdisciplinary and Translational Concepts and Methods into Graduate Education. In: In P.T. Gibbs (Ed.) (2014). A transdisciplinary study of higher education and professional identity. New York: Springer.

Neuhauser, L. (2016). Using participatory design to improve large-scale food literacy. In: L. Pray (Ed). Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior? National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. (pp. 102-107). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Neuhauser, L., Kreps, G.L., Morrison, K., Athanasoulis, M., Kirienko, N., & Van Brunt, D. Using design science and artificial intelligence to improve health communication: ChronologyMD case example. Patient Education and Counseling. Available online 29 May 2013.

Neuhauser, L. and Paul, K. (2011). Readability, comprehension and usability. In: Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide. Silver Spring, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bethesda MD: Food and Drug Administration.