David E. Kanouse

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Senior Behavioral Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in psychology, Yale University; B.A. in psychology, Reed College

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David E. Kanouse is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research spans two broad areas in the area of health and health care: health promotion and disease prevention, and quality assessment.

In the area of health promotion and disease prevention, Kanouse has conducted research on sexual risk behavior and HIV prevention in adolescent and adult populations. His research often makes use of unique probability samples of special populations, such as female street prostitutes and gay or bisexual men in Los Angeles County and people receiving care for HIV in the United States. He is currently co-principal investigator of an NICHD-funded study that is assessing the capacity and interest of urban congregations to implement social service programs related to HIV prevention and care.

In the quality assessment area, he conducts research on how to present information to help consumers make good decisions about their health care. Since 1996, Kanouse has led the RAND reports team for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) project, directing the development and testing of reports on health care quality aimed at consumers and conducting laboratory studies of how consumers use reports on health care quality in their decision making.

A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Kanouse has served on numerous scientific review panels evaluating domestic and international research on consumer health care decision making and HIV prevention and service delivery.

Recent Projects

  • HIV identification, prevention, and treatment services
  • Long-term effects of a worksite parenting program

Selected Publications

Frank Galvan et al., "Religiosity, Denominational Affiliation and Sexual Behaviors Among People with HIV in the United States," Journal of Sex Research, 44(1), 2007

O. Kenrick Duru et al., "Correlates of Sex Without Serostatus Disclosure Among a National Probability Sample of HIV Patients," AIDS and Behavior, 10(5), 2006

Laura M. Bogart et al., "Patterns and Correlates of Deliberate Abstinence Among Men and Women with HIV/AIDS," American Journal of Public Health, 96(6), 2006

D. E. Kanouse et al., "HIV-Infected Population National Data," Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 38, 2005

D. E. Kanouse et al., "Recruiting Drug-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men into Behavioral Interventions: A Two-Stage Approach," Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 82(1), 2005