Robert LaChausse, Ph.D.


Office Phone: (951) 552-8484
Office Location: Health Science Campus H144
Office Hours: Fall 2020: Mondays & Weds. 10AM-12Noon, Weds. 10AM-11AM, & Thursdays 4PM-5PM or by appointment.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology Claremont Graduate University 2007
M.A. Health and Behavioral Science California State University, San Bernardino 1998
B.A. Psychology California State University, San Bernardino 1994
  • Additional Education

    Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
    ACE Higher Education Leadership Academy

  • Courses Taught

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

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Teen pregnancy prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, obesity prevention, parenting, child/adolescent development

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    California State University, San Bernardino

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    LaChausse, R. (2017). A Clustered Randomized Control Trial to Determine Impacts of the Harvest of the Month Obesity Prevention Program. Health Education Research.

    LaChausse, R. G. (2016). A Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial of the Positive Prevention PLUS Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. American Journal of Public Health, 106, 91–96.

    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:

    Impact of the Positive Prevention Plus Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. American Public Health Association Conference. November 2015. Chicago, IL.

    Exemplary Health Evaluations: Results from an Evaluation of a National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curriculum. American Evaluation Association National Conference. November 2015. Chicago, IL.

    National Evaluation Efforts & Systems Change. American Evaluation Association National Conference. November 2015. Chicago, IL.

    Results of a Rigorous Evaluation of a Federally-Funded Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Project. Teen Pregnancy Prevention National Conference, US Department of Health and Human Services. July 2015. Washington, DC.

    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

    Sandals East Valley

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Board Member, American Public Health Association (APHA)
    Board Member, National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC)
    Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
    American Evaluation Association (AEA)
    Western Psychological Association (WPA)
    Redlands Bicycle Classic
    Healthy Jurupa Valley Coalition

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Aviation, Running, Cycling, Fly Fishing

  • Personal Philosophy

    Behold, I am with you always.- Matthew 28:20