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Robert LaChausse, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health
Chair of Department of Public Health Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 552-8484
E-mail: rlachausse@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H135
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-2:00; Wednesday 12:30-2:30; Thursday 12:00-4:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Developmental Psychology Claremont Graduate University 2008
MA Health and Behavioral Science California State University, San Bernardino 1998
BA Psychology California State University, San Bernardino 1994

Additional Education

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Courses Taught

Health Behavior, Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, Research Methods, Program Evaluation


Teaching Experience

Cal State San Bernardino


Research, Presentations, & Publications

LaChausse, R. (Submitted). A Clustered Randomized Control Trial to Determine Impacts of the Harvest of the Month Obesity Prevention Program. Health Education Research.

LaChausse, R. Clark, K. & Chapel, S. (2014). Beyond Teacher Training: The Critical Role of Professional Development in Maintaining Health Program Fidelity. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54,3, 53-58.

LaChausse, R. (2012). My Student Body: The Efficacy of an Internet-Based Prevention Program to Decrease Obesity Among College Students. Journal of American College Health, 60, 4:324-330.

LaChausse, R. (2008). Closing the Gap: Conducting Health Needs Assessments in Communities. Health Promotion Practice, 8, 225-228.

LaChausse, R. (2007). Evaluation of the Positive Prevention Program for Students Grades 9-12. American Journal of Health Education, 37, 4, 203-209.

LaChausse, R. (2006). The Effectiveness of a Multimedia Program to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Health Promotion Practice, 7, 10, 289-293.

LaChausse, R. (2005). Psychological Motives of Competitive and Non-Competitive Cyclists. Journal of Sport Behavior, 29, 4, 24-32.

LaChausse, R. (2001). Attitudes Regarding Tobacco Advertising and Media Literacy Skills among Hispanic Migrant Farm Workers. Journal of Immigrant Health, 3, 2, 107-111.

LaChausse, R. (2000). The Use of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change in Tobacco Control Policies. Health Promotion Practice, 25, 4, 17-19.

Conference Presentations:
The Effectiveness of the Harvest of the Month Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Program for Youth. Society for Public Health Education. Baltimore, MD. March 2014

Building the Evidence Base for Effective Public Health Practice: Results From a Federally-Funded Adolescent Health Project. American Evaluation Association. Washington, DC. October 2013.

Fidelity Matters: The Impact of Positive Prevention Plus Program on Adolescents. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Conference. National Harbor, MD. June 2013.

Implementing Rigorous Impact Evaluations in Public Health Promotion Programs. American Evaluation Association. Minneapolis, MN. October 2012.
Preventing Drug Abuse among Adolescents.7th Annual California Drug Abuse Symposium, Charles Drew University School of Medicine. Los Angeles, CA. August 2012. (Invited)

Approaches to Effective Implementation and Evaluation of Obesity Prevention Programs. Network for a Healthy California Conference. Sacramento, CA March 2012.

Using Stakeholder Values to Determine Evaluation Questions in Public Health Evaluation. American Evaluation Association. Anaheim, CA. November 2011.

The Efficacy of Internet-Based Approaches to Decrease Obesity. Society for Prevention Research Conference. Washington, DC. June 2011.

Unpacking the Effects of Parental Monitoring on Adolescent Drug Use. Society for Prevention Research Conference. Washington, DC. June 2011.

Parental Monitoring Associations Between Parental Characteristics and Adolescent Health Behavior. Western Psychological Association Conference. April 2011. Los Angeles, CA.

Examining the Context: Applying the Social-Ecological Model to Prevention Programs. American Evaluation Association. Orlando, FL. November 2009.

Using Logic Models as a Learning Tool: Practical Lessons from Evaluating Prevention Programs. American Evaluation Association. Baltimore, MD. November 2008.


Church Membership & Activities

Imagine Church
San Bernardino, CA


Community Service & Involvement

American Evaluation Association (AEA)
Society for Prevention Science (SPR)
Western Psychological Association (WPA)
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)


Interests & Hobbies

Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Fly Fishing


Personal Philosophy

Matthew 28:20