Jeffrey R. Harris

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I believe that much of the power to improve health rests in the hands of purchasers and organizers of health care. Key purchasers and organizers include businesses, Medicaid, Medicare, and HMOs. My work aims to increase the resources devoted to prevention and health promotion by these powerful purchasers and organizers.
Professor and Chair, Health Services

Education

MBA   University of Washington, 2003
MPH   Johns Hopkins University, 1993   (Public Health)
MD   University of Texas (Southwestern), 1978   (Medicine)
BA   University of Texas (Austin), 1975   (Zoology)

Contact Info

email:   jh7@uw.edu

office:   H-680B, Health Sciences Building

address:
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-616-8113
fax:   206-543-3964

About

Jeffrey Harris currently serves as Chair of the Department of Health Services. He also serves as director of the UW Health Promotion Research Center, established in 1986, and of the Health Marketing Research Center, established in 2006. He moved to the UW after a 20-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His research focuses on healthy aging, community-based prevention of chronic diseases, and dissemination and adoption of best practices. His research methods include epidemiology, evaluation, and systematic review.


Health-care quality; economic evaluation; systematic reviews of community-based prevention, older adults, physical activity, tobacco, chronic disease, adult immunization, health promotion



Harris JR, Parrish AT, Kohn M, Hammerback K, McMillan B, Hannon PA. Promoting Employee Health Through an American Cancer Society Program, The CEOs Challenge, Washington State, 2013-2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Dec 17;12:E223. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150381.  PMID: 26679492
  

Bowen DJ, Briant KJ, Harris J, Hannon P, Buchwald D. A multilevel health promotion intervention in minority-owned workplaces. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2015 Dec 1;2(4):457-464. Epub 2015 Mar 12.  PMID: 26693135    PMCID: PMC4673683
   

Allen CL, Hammerback K, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Parrish AT. Feasibility of Workplace Health Promotion for Restaurant Workers, Seattle, 2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Oct 8;12:E172. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150093.  PMID: 26447549    PMCID: PMC4599055
   

Reiger S, Harris JR, Chan KC, Oqueli HL, Kohn M. A community-driven hypertension treatment group in rural Honduras. Glob Health Action. 2015 Sep 10;8:28041. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.28041. eCollection 2015.  PMID: 26362420    PMCID: PMC4567586
  

Hammerback K, Hannon PA, Harris JR, Clegg-Thorp C, Kohn M, Parrish A. Perspectives on Workplace Health Promotion Among Employees in Low-Wage Industries. Am J Health Promot. 2015 Jul-Aug;29(6):384-92. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.130924-QUAL-495. Epub 2014 Aug 27  PMID: 25162321
  

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2015
Chair, thesis committee for Linnea Rooke
An analysis of comprehensive wellness vendors in Washington State

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Claire Allen
Opportunities for improving cancer prevention at federally qualified health centers

2013
Chair, dissertation committee for Meredith Graves
Workplace-based vaccination promotion: An examination of employers' views and practices and an evaluation of a pilot intervention

Improving Health Targeted Regional Decision Support
Trustees of Indiana University
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2015 - 9/29/2016

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/29/2015 - 9/30/2016

VA Services Agreement 2015 - 16
VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    5/1/2015 - 4/30/2016

Community Transformation Grant: Transforming Worksites to Support Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    1/16/2015 - 9/29/2015

Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion via the CEOs Against Cancer Challenge
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

Community Transformation Grant: Transforming Worksites to Support Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    10/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015

Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion in the American Cancer Society Great West Division
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/29/2014

Technical Assistance for the American Cancer Society Great West Division 2012-2013
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 12/31/2013

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2014

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2012 - 9/29/2013

Technical Assistance for the American Cancer Society Great West Division 2012-2013
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013

Community Transformation Grant: Transforming Worksites to Support Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2012 - 9/30/2013

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017

Community Transformation Grant: Transforming Worksites to Support Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    2/2/2012 - 6/30/2013

Health Promotion Research Center - Special Interest Projects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2013

Health Promotion Research Center - Special Interest Projects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

Health Promotion Research Center - Special Interest Projects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Health Promotion Research Center

Dr. Harris serves as Director and PI for the Health Promotion Research Center. the HPRC is funded by the Prevention Research Center Program at the CDC. The mission of the HPRC is to improve health by conducting high-quality prevention research that has an emphasis on healthy aging and can be incorporated into community practice.
http://depts.washington.edu/hprc/