Jackie Hausman, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer, Health

FOCUS AREAS: Health, science & technology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

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PROFILE: Jackie Hausman joined the Rainin Foundation in April 2014 as its new health program officer. In this role, she’s responsible for managing the portfolio of international health research grants exceeding $2M, Working with CEO, Board of Directors, and Scientific Advisory Board to develop strategic direction for program, and managing annual Innovations Symposium for grantees and other scientific researchers.

Hausman’s bio on the Rainin Foundation website shares:

Jackie is the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Program Officer for Health. She manages the Health Program portfolio, which supports research projects worldwide that are potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Jackie also leads the annual Innovations Symposium, a one-of-a-kind event that gathers leading researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines to foster innovative and creative thinking about IBD. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jackie worked at the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology, where she directed the Model eHealth Communities program, a statewide initiative to improve access to health care in rural and other underserved communities through the use of telehealth, and managed the pediatric telehealth program. She also served as the Children’s Health Program Officer at First 5 Yolo Children and Families Commission, where she directed the initiative on access to quality health care, launched early childhood mental health and oral health initiatives, and managed policy activities for the Commission. Jackie holds Master’s degrees in both Public Policy and Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Hausman stated upon her hiring announcement, “Chronic illnesses like IBD can be debilitating. The Foundation’s focus on new and promising research directions and discoveries can lead to life-changing breakthroughs that can transform people’s lives. I’m excited about working with the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board and engaging researchers in our efforts.”

You can read about the issues that Hausman cares about by browsing her posts in the Rainin Foundation’s health blog.