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Kitty Christensen
Deputy Director
Office: 206-685-7258

About HPRC

The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) conducts community-based intervention and dissemination research to promote healthy aging and reduce health inequities, with a focus on five areas: older adult physical health, fall prevention, older adult depression management, workplace health promotion, and cancer prevention and control. HPRC is located in the University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, and is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Key Research Contacts

Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA HPRC, Director
Areas of expertise: Workplace health promotion programs, tobacco and smoking cessation
206-616-8113, jh7@uw.edu

Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS
Areas of expertise: Fall prevention among elderly; healthy aging
206-341-4502, phelane@uw.edu

Basia Belza, RN, PhD, FAAN
Healthy Aging Research Network
Areas of expertise: Physical activity among elderly; healthy aging
206-685-2266, basiab@uw.edu

Mark Snowden, MD, MPH
PEARLS Dissemination Study
Areas of expertise: Depression management and mental health among elderly
206-341-4212, snowden@uw.edu

Peggy Hannon, PhD
Areas of expertise: Workplace health promotion; community-based cancer screening; tobacco-related health disparities
206-616-7859, peggyh@uw.edu