Dorothy B. Hausman

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

Senior Research Scientist Emerita

275 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

319 Highland Golf Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Postdoctoral Fellow Foods and Nutrition University of Georgia 1987
Ph.D. Foods and Nutrition University of Georgia 1985
M.S. Foods and Nutrition University of Georgia 1979
B.S. Home Economics The Ohio State University 1973


Prior to her retirement, Dr. Hausman was part of a multidisciplinary research team examining the impact of maternal obesity on maternal and fetal epigenetic responses to prenatal folic and supplementation and impact on early fetal growth. In this capacity, she was involved in coordinating the clinical aspects of the research and assessment of nutrient biomarkers.  Dr. Hausman has also served as a core lab leader for the Georgia Centenarian Study Program Project, coordinating of nutritional biomarker assessment, and remains involved in data analysis and interpretation regarding predictors of nutritional status in centenarians. In addition, she has assessed vitamin D, vitamin B12/folate and other nutritional biomarkers in children, women of child-bearing age and older adults for collaborative projects both within and outside the FDN department. 


Through limited part-time work with the CDC Foundation, Dr. Hausman continues her collaboration with the CDC DLS Biomarkers Branch in the development of materials for quality assessment of folate and other nutritional biomarkers and in coordinating communication with newly trained and existing laboratories interested in participating in a potential network of global resource laboratories certified in the performance of the folate microbiological assay.

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