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Graves, M. A., J. R. Harris, P. A. Hannon, K. Hammerback, F. Ahmed and C. Zhou (2014). "Workplace-based influenza vaccination promotion practices among large employers in the United States." Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 56(4): 397-402. Abstract

Hammerback, K., P. A. Hannon, J. R. Harris, C. Clegg-Thorp, M. Kohn and A. Parrish (2014). "Perspectives on Workplace Health Promotion Among Employees in Low-Wage Industries." Am J Health Promot. Abstract

Harris, J. R., K. R. Hammerback, P. A. Hannon, J. McDowell, A. Katzman, C. Clegg-Thorp and J. Gallagher (2014). "Group purchasing of workplace health promotion services for small employers." Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 56(7): 765-770. Abstract

Harris, J. R., P. A. Hannon, S. A. Beresford, L. A. Linnan and D. L. McLellan (2014). "Health promotion in smaller workplaces in the United States." Annual review of public health 35: 327-342. Abstract


Hannon PA, Garson G, Harris JR, Hammerback K, Sopher CJ, Clegg-Thorp C. Workplace Health Promotion Implementation, Readiness, and Capacity Among Midsize Employers in Low-Wage Industries: A National Survey. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012 Oct 19. PMID 23090160

Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Garson G, Harris JR, Sopher CJ. Stakeholder perspectives on workplace health promotion: a qualitative study of midsized employers in low-wage industries. American journal of health promotion : AJHP. 2012 Nov-Dec;27(2):103-10. PMID 23113780

Hannon PA, Harris JR, Sopher CJ, Kuniyuki A, Ghosh DL, Henderson S, et al. Improving low-wage, midsized employers' health promotion practices: a randomized controlled trial. American journal of preventive medicine. 2012 Aug;43(2):125-33. PMID 22813676

Laing SS, Hannon PA, Talburt A, Kimpe S, Williams B, Harris JR. Increasing evidence-based workplace health promotion best practices in small and low-wage companies, Mason County, Washington, 2009. Preventing chronic disease. 2012 Apr;9:E83. PMID 22480612


Harris JR, Huang Y, Williams B, Hannon PA. Low-SES workers: health risks and how to reach them. J Occup Environ Med. 2011(52):132-8.

Harris JR, Martin D, Lichiello P, Ahmed F, Friedman C, Williams B. Community vaccinators in the workplace. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011.

Huang Y, Hannon PA, Williams B, Harris JR. Workers' health risk behaviors by state, demographic characteristics, and health insurance status. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Jan;8(1):A12. online journal

Hughes MC, Patrick DL, Hannon PA, Harris JR, Ghosh DL. Understanding the Decision-Making Process for Health Promotion Programming at Small to Midsized Businesses. Health Promot Pract. 2011.

Hughes MC, Yette E, Hannon PA, Harris JR, Tran N, Reid T. Promoting tobacco cessation via the workplace: opportunities for improvement. Tobacco Control Online. 2011 March.


Hughes MC. Health behaviors of employed and insured adults in the United States, 2004-2005." American Journal of Health Promotion. May/June 2010

Hughes MC, Hannon PA, Harris JR, Patrick DL. Socioeconomic disparities in health behaviors of insured workers. Am J Health Promot 2010.


Harris JR, Lichiello PA, Hannon PA. Workplace health promotion in Washington State. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009; 6(1). online journal

McDonnell S, Bryant C, Harris JR, Campbell MK, Lobb A, Hannon PA, et al. The private partners of public health: public-private alliances for public good. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009. Apr;6(2):A69. online journal


Bondi MA, Harris JR, Atkins D, French ME, Umland B. Employer coverage of clinical preventive services in the United States. Am J Health Promot. Jan-Feb 2006;20(3):214-222. (PMID16422142)

Green BB, Cheadle A, Pellegrini AS, Harris JR. Active for life: A work-based physical activity program. Prev Chronic Dis 2007;4(3):A63. online journal

Harris JR, Cross J, Hannon PA, Mahoney E, Ross-Viles S, Kuniyuki A. Employer adoption of evidence-based chronic disease prevention practices: A pilot study. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(3):A92. online journal

Hughes MC, Girolami TM, Cheadle AD, Harris JR, Patrick DL. A lifestyle-based weight management program delivered to employees: examination of health and economic outcomes. J Occup Environ Med 2007;49(11):1212-7.

Abstracts, Presentations, Posters, and Reports



Hannon, P., C. Helfrich, K. G. Chan, M. Kohn, C. Allen, K. Hammerback, A. Parrish and J. Harris (2014). Development of a theory-based organizational readiness measure for workplace wellness programs. Academy Health annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Hannon, P., K. Hammerback, S. Teague, M. Kohn, J. Harris, S. Ross-Viles, R. Kellogg and C. Mason (2014). Employees' perceptions of policy and environmental approaches to wellness in low-wage industries (oral presentation). 142nd Annual APHA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.


Chavez L, Ornelas I, Lyles C, Williams E. Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace and the Association with Tobacco and Alcohol Use. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; 2013 June; Baltimore, MD.

Parrish AT, Cook M, Harris J, Hannon P, Hammerback K, Kohn M, Allen C. Increasing seasonal influenza vaccination among restaurant workers: pilot study and dissemination. Washington State Public Health Association Annual Meeting; 2013 Oct; Wenatchee, WA.


Cook M, Hannon P, Hammerback K, Harris J, Clegg-Thorp C. Vaccination promotion practices among large employers. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; 2012 October San Francisco, CA.

Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Harris JR, Clegg-Thorp C. Implementing evidence-based interventions in low-wage workplaces: measuring employers' readiness and capacity. 5th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation; 2012 March; Bethesda, MD.

Harris JR. Health Promotion in the Workplace. NIOSH Education and Research Center quarterly conference; 2012 March 6; Seattle, WA.

Harris JR. Can Small Employers Group-Purchase Health Promotion? NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research Conference; 2012 March 19; Bethesda, MD.

Harris JR. Reaching Low-SES Workers with Chronic Disease Prevention. American Epidemiological Society Annual Meeting; 2012 March 29; Berkeley, CA.

Harris JR, Hammerback K, Hannon PA, Katzman A, Clegg-Thorp C, Gallagher J. A distribution system to disseminate chronic disease prevention to smaller workplaces. 5th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation; 2012 March; Bethesda, MD.


Cook M, Lichiello P, Ahmed F, Harris JR, Martin D. Employer Views on Vaccination in the Workplace (poster). UW Health Services Annual Research Meeting; 2011 June; Seattle, WA.

Hannon P, Hammerback K, Garson G, Harris JR. Mid-sized, Low-wage Employers' Perceptions of Workplace Health Promotion: A Qualitative Study (poster). UW Health Services Annual Research Meeting; Seattle, WA. June, 201.

Hannon P, Hammerback K, Garson G, Harris JR. Mid-sized, Low-wage Employers' Perceptions of Workplace Health Promotion: A Qualitative Study (poster). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; Seattle, WA. June 12-14, 2011.

Hannon P. Workplace Health Promotion. PACMed; Seattle. March 29, 2011.

Hannon P, Harris JR, Garson G, Hammerback K, Saringer C, Mahoney E. Disseminating ACS Workplace Solutions. CDC Prevention Research Centers Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 2011.

Harris JR. Workshop on Dissemination and Implementation. In: Public health or healthcare practitioners or professionals. U of Washington Institute for Translational Health Sciences; June; Seattle, WA. Core. 2011.

Harris JR. Principles of dissemination research and roles for researchers. U of Washington Institute for Translational Health Sciences; Sept; Seattle, WA. Core. 2011

Harris JR. Health Promotion in Small Worksites (Testimony to the Health and Long-Term Care Committee, Washington State Senate) 2011 Dec 1; Olympia, WA

Harris JR. Workplace Health Promotion. ACS Seattle CEOs Against Cancer; 2011 Oct 26; Seattle, WA.

Harris JR. Healthier Workers, Healthier Bottom Lines, Healthier Nation ACS CEOs Against Cancer. Phoenix, AZ. 2011.

Harris JR. Insurance Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatment WA House of Representatives. Olympia, WA. 2011.

Harris JR. Healthier Workers, Healthier Bottom Lines, Healthier Nation Western Pension and Benefits meeting. Bellevue and Seattle, WA. 2011.

Harris JR, Huang Y, Hannon P, Williams B. Reaching Low-SES Workers with Chronic Disease Prevention (poster). UW Health Services Annual Research Meeting; Seattle, WA. June 2011.

Laing S. Washington Wellness Worksite (W3) Collaborative Post-Intervention Findings: Preliminary Report. June 2011.

Laing S. Increasing Awareness of Depression and Anxiety in Workplaces. State employees and Health Care Authority staff; Olympia, Washington. Feb 2, 2011.


Hannon P, Harris JR, Sopher C, Laing S. Reaching Low-Wage Workers via the Workplace. In: Practice ACTtER, editor. SOPHE and PRC Joint Conference. Atlanta, GA. (April 2010)

Hannon PA, Harris JR, Sopher CJ, Kuniyuki A, Martin DP, Henderson S, et al. American Cancer Society Workplace Solutions: a randomized controlled trial testing a workplace health promotion intervention in mid-sized companies in low-wage industries. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2010.

Harris JR, Dilley J, Boysun M, Reid T. Impact of Washington State's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Press Conference; 2010 Nov 17; Seattle, WA.

Harris JR. Briefing on tobacco control. For State Senator Karen Keiser; Des Moines, WA. Dec 15, 2010.

Harris JR. Low-SES Workers: Who, What, Where. PRC-SOPHE Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2010.

Harris JR, Hannon P, Huang Y, Williams B. Reaching Low-SES Workers With Chronic Disease Prevention. Academy Health Conference. Boston, MA. 2010.

Laing S, Hannon PA, Harris JR. Risk behaviors of Washington State Employees. Washington Wellness Worksite Collaborative Steering Committee; Olympia, WA. August 25, 2010 .


Harris JR. Healthy Worksite Initiative Learning Session 4 - Workplace Health Promotion. Washington Wellness. 2009.

Hannon P. Workplace Solutions: Cancer Prevention at Work. UW Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (graduate students & post-docs); Seattle, WA (Feb 13, 2009).

Hannon P. Smokers & Their Workplaces: Opportunities for Research & Intervention. WA Dept of Health Tobacco Prevention & Control Program; Olympia, WA (Feb 2, 2009).

Hannon P, Harris JR, Hughes MC. Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities in Washington State: Connecting with Smokers Via the Workplace (oral presentation). CDC Chronic Disease Conference; National Harbor, MD (Feb 24, 2009)

Harris JR. Workplace Wellness: What Works. Washington Wellness Works, Executive Committee; Olympia, WA (Feb 5, 2009).


Harris JR. Keynote Address: Workplace Health Promotion. Montana Health Care Forum; Helena, MT (Nov 21, 2008).

Harris JR. Cancer Prevention: Why and What. Alaska Health Summit; Anchorage, AK (Dec 2, 2008).

Harris JR. Employer-based Health Promotion Programs: What Works and Why. Puget Sound Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds; Seattle, WA (March 13, 2008)

Harris JR. Beyond Workplace Health Promotion Programs: Improving Health via a Comprehensive Approach (Distinguished Faculty Lecture). UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Seattle, WA (May 29, 2007)


Parrish A, Mason C, Harris JR. Low Socioeconomic Status and Cancer Prevention in the American Cancer Society Great West Division. American Cancer Society; 2013.

Hughes S. Workplace Wellness for Older Adults: Grandparent caregiver and grandparent service provider perspectives on health issues facing grandchildren in grandparent families. GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; National Harbor, MD (Nov 21-25, 2008).

Employment-Based Prevention of Chronic Disease in Washington State December, 2005

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