Robert LaChausse, Ph.D.
Office Phone: (951) 552-8484 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Health Science Campus H144 Office Hours: Fall 2022: Mondays & Weds. 1030AM-Noon and Tuesdays 12PM-1PM
|Ph.D.||Developmental Psychology||Claremont Graduate University||2007|
|M.A.||Health Psychology||California State University, San Bernardino||1998|
|B.A.||Psychology||California State University, San Bernardino||1994|
ACE Higher Education Leadership Academy for Academic Deans and Chairs
Certificate in Distributed and Online Teaching and Learning, WSU
Child Psychology, Health Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Program Evaluation
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Child/adolescent development, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, parenting
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
California State University, San Bernardino
Research, Presentations, & Publications
LaChausse, R., Lee. E., & Folmer, J. (2022). Dealing with zeros in substance use research: Adolescent drug use, perceived disapproval, and perceived harm. Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention.
LaChausse, R., Ruiz, R. & Ducsay, J. (Submitted). The effect of California’s recreational marijuana law on adolescent marijuana use.
LaChausse, R. (Submitted). The effect of recreational marijuana laws on adolescent substance use other than marijuana.
Herrera, A., Marron, A., Ordonez, G. and LaChausse, R. (2022). News source, political party affiliation, perceived risk, and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Journal of Health Education Monograph, 24 13-20.
LaChausse, R. & Sandoval, E. (2018). Differences in Health Education Competencies among Obesity Prevention Educators. Journal of Health Promotion Practice, 7, (4), 122-128.
LaChausse, R. (2017). A Clustered Randomized Control Trial to Determine Impacts of a Child 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.
The Effect of California’s Recreational Marijuana Law on Adolescent Marijuana Use. American Public Health Association Conference. November 2020.
Increasing Rigor in Public Health Evaluation Methods & Practices. American Evaluation Association Conference. November 2020.
Strategies for Effective Teaching & Learning Online. Society for Public Health Education. Virtual. September 2020. (Invited Presentation)
Changing Psycho-Social Factors Influencing Teenage Sexual Activity and Pregnancy. American Public Health Association Conference. San Diego, CA. November 2018.
Finding Truth in Program Impacts in Public Health Programs. American Evaluation Association Conference. Cleveland, OH. November 2018.
Increasing Reliability, Validity, and Accuracy of Adolescent Reports of Contraception and Sexual Activity. American Evaluation Association Conference. Cleveland, OH. November 2018.
Advancing Public Health Equity through Program Evaluation. American Evaluation Association Conference. Cleveland, OH. November 2018.
An Example of a Transdisciplinary Collaborative Approach to Community-Engaged Participatory Research. American Evaluation Association Conference. Washington, DC. November 2017.
How to Measure Implementation Fidelity to Understand Prevention Program Impacts. American Evaluation Association Conference. Washington, DC. November 2017.
Impact of the Positive Prevention Plus Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. American Public Health Association Conference. November 2015. Chicago, IL.
Effects of Implementation Fidelity on Program Impacts from a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. American Public Health Association Conference. Denver, CO. November 2016.
The Effect of Parent-Child Relationships on Adolescent Drug Use. American Public Health Association Conference. Denver, CO. November 2016
An Innovative Approach to Measuring Fidelity in Health Programs. American Evaluation Association National Conference. October 2016. Atlanta, GE.
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, National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC)
Governing Council- American Public Health Association (APHA)
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
Western Psychological Association (WPA)
Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
Redlands Bicycle Classic Committee
Healthy Jurupa Valley Coalition
Interests & Hobbies
Aviation, Running, Cycling, Fly Fishing
Behold, I am with you always.- Matthew 28:20