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 (Spring)
  • PH 293: Dr.P.H. seminar (Fall, Spring)
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
  • Nutrition, food security, and hunger
Research Description: 

Linda Neuhauser is Clinical Professor of Community Health Sciences at UC Berkeley and Co-Principal Investigator at Health Research for Action. Her research and teaching are focused on transdisciplinary, translational, and participatory approaches to improve health interventions. She has a special interest in collaborative design and evaluation of mass communication that meets people's literacy, language, cultural, disability, 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, design and evaluation of a maternity leave intervention, and assessment of an interdisciplinary pediatric feeding clinic model.

Selected Publications: 

Neuhauser, L., Kreps, G.L. & Syme, S.L. (2013). Community participatory design of health communication programs: Methods and case examples from Australia, China, Switzerland and the United States. In: D.K. Kim, A. Singhal, and G. L. Kreps (Eds). Global Health Communication Strategies in the 21st Century: Design, Implementation and Evaluation. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Neuhauser, L. Ivey, S.L., Huang, D., Engelman, A., Tseng, W., Dahrouge, D., Gurung, S., Kealey, M. (February 25, 2013). Availability and readability of emergency preparedness materials for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and older adult populations: Issues and assessments. PLoS ONE. Read online

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. (2013). Integration and Implementation Sciences: How it relates to scientific thinking and public health strategies. In Bammer, G. Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems (pp. 461-472). Canberra Australia: Australian National University Press. 

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.

Neuhauser, L. (2010). Creating and implementing large-scale parenting education programs: Bridging research, decision-making and practice. In G. Bammer, Michaux, A., and Sanson, A. (Eds.) Bridging the “Know-Do” Gap: Knowledge Brokering to Improve Child Well-Being. Australian National University Press. Read online

Graham, C., Kurotvich, E., Ivey, S. L. & Neuhauser, L. (2011) Fee-for-service and managed care for seniors and people with disabilities on Medicaid: Implications for the managed care mandate in California. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 22(4). Read online

Neuhauser, L., Rothschild, B., Graham, C., Ivey, S., & Konishi, S. Participatory Design of Mass Health Communication in Three Languages for Seniors and People with Disabilities on Medicaid. American Journal of Public Health. Published October 15, 2009. E-pub.

Profile Updated: January 7, 2014