Dr. Steven Hausman had a 31 year career as a researcher, administrator and senior executive at the world-renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland before establishing Hausman Technology Keynotes. After graduating from the 219th class of Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city’s premier academic high school, Dr. Hausman matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.A (biology). He received both his M.S. (in insect physiology) and his Ph.D. (in the field of immunogenetics and transplantation biology) degrees from the same institution. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia he joined the research program of NIH’s National Institute on Aging. After several years he became Special Assistant to the Associate Director for Arthritis, Bone and Skin Diseases of the then-named National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases. He subsequently became Director of the Arthritis Centers program in the same Institute and was appointed Deputy Director of the Division of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. When the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) was established in 1986 he became Deputy Director of the Extramural Program. Several years later he was appointed Deputy Director of the Institute. He concurrently directed the Extramural Program for seven years during this time.
His many awards include the NIH Director’s Award (NIH’s highest award), the Public Health Service Exceptional Achievement Award recognizing his activities as Chair of the PHS Advisory Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the NIH Equal Employment Opportunity Award, an award from the Lupus Foundation of America in recognition of his support for lupus research and the Outstanding Ethics Program Award from the Office of Government Ethics for the quality of his stewardship of the NIAMS Ethics Program. He is cited in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
and is a member of Guidepoint Global Advisors and a Council Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group at the Educator level. In 1992, because of his expertise in genetic disorders, Dr. Hausman was chosen to be a member of the scientific panel that debated the possibility of extracting DNA from President Abraham Lincoln’s remains to determine whether he had Marfan Syndrome. Based on his strong background in information technology Dr. Hausman was asked to manage the NIH effort to convert all incoming paper applications (at a level of approximately 80,000 per year) to electronic format via an enterprise-wide scanning effort. His accomplishments were profiled in a cover article in Integrated Solutions magazine. Following the success of this project Dr. Hausman assumed the role of NIH Advocate for Advanced Technologies, organized the NIH Advanced Technologies Scientific Interest Group and was a member of the trans-NIH Nanotechnology Task Force.
He is a skilled presenter with the ability to explain complex concepts and technologies to both lay and professional audiences. When he is not lecturing or conducting his ethics practice Dr. Hausman enjoys classical music and musical theater, cooks enthusiastically, swims, lifts weights, sings baritone in a community choir and has been a volunteer reader for the Washington Ear (which provides free services for blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled people who cannot effectively read print). He is also a graduate of the Montgomery County Maryland Citizen Police Academy and a member of its alumni association.