H.R. Foushee, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Center for the Study of Community Health
1530 3rd Ave S
LNB 1081
Birmingham ALUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Herman R. Foushee Background Dr. Foushee has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Health Behavior Department and Co-director of the Survey Research Unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His academic background specialized in mass communication and persuasion and included perception, motivation, attitudes, social influence, and group dynamics, along with research methods and statistics. He has over 15 years of experience working in Computer-assisted telephone interviewing survey research facilities and has been principle investigator for several research projects at UAB including the Alabama Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Anniston Community Health Survey, and Surge Capacity Networks studies. He has been an investigator and managed numerous other health-related studies on topics such as health behavior, epilepsy, stroke, family planning, hormone therapy, and cancer. In addition, he has been an instructor for two graduate courses, Survey Research Methods and Research Methods and Evaluation, in the School of Public Health. He has served on several dissertation and thesis committees. He has publications in mass communication, physical therapy, feminine hygiene, epilepsy, problem drinking resolution, HIV, and medical surge capacity.