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.
Dr. Hausman has been active in the field of conflict of interest ethics and compliance for many years and in 2002 co-organized and chaired a national NIH conference on Institutional Conflict of Interest. He led the trans-NIH committee to develop an enterprise-wide Ethics Data System enabling all ethics activities to be conducted on-line in a paperless fashion. While at the NIH he was a Sponsoring Partner member representative of the national Ethics and Compliance Officer Association. In September 2003, Dr. Hausman was appointed to membership on the NIH Diversity Council and was elected Chair the following year. He has a special interest in advocating for individuals with disabilities and in technological accommodations to disabilities. His professional affiliations include the: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Immunologists, American Chemical Society, American Society for Cell Biology, Transplantation Society, Society for In Vitro Biology, National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. His profile is available on LinkedIn. After his retirement from federal service in January 2007 he established Hausman Technology Keynotes and accepted an appointment to the Board of Ethics of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the nation and the number one local government user of renewable energy in the United States. In March, 2012 he completed a two-year term as Chair of the Board. He has been a lecturer and consultant for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. Hausman is a member of the the Audit Committee of the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences and has been an adviser and consultant to companies that include the: Bank of America, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Washington Post, Lenox Tools, Potomac Electric Power Company, Harris Interactive, TechSmith, Bose Corporation, T. Rowe Price, CitiBank and the Mayo Clinic. He was a member of the Health Sector Advisory Board of the National Interest Security Company prior to its acquisition by IBM. Dr. Hausman is a member of the Expert Panel of the TechCast Project (formerly known as TechCast Global) , an organization devoted to forecasting technology for strategic planning purposes. He has TechCast certifications in Emerging Technologies, Social Trends and Wild Cards. He has been designated a Community Vanguard by Planetary Resources, Inc., a company that has as its goal mining the asteroids in nearby outer space. He has been an editorial contributor to the public safety and security-related publications of Cygnus Business Media.
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 opera and musical theater, cooks enthusiastically, swims, lifts weights, sings baritone in a community choir and is 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.