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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 continues as an investigator at the UW Health Promotion Research Center, which he directed from 2007 to 2015. He moved to the UW in 2001 after a 20-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His research focuses on putting prevention into practice at a scale that makes a difference in population health. Sub-areas of interest include: healthy aging, community-based prevention of chronic diseases, and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. His research methods include economic evaluation, epidemiology, intervention design and 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



Hannon PA, Vu TT, Santiago PM, Joyner P, Mason C, Harris JR. Prevention Research Center Collaborations With State Departments of Health: Washington State. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar;52(3S3):S246-S249. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.07.027.  PMID: 28215373
  


Harris JR, Riley PL, Kreuter M, Simoes EJ. The Prevention Research Centers Directors: Reflections Covering Two Decades of Leadership. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar;52(3S3):S211-S213. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.09.034.  PMID: 28215365
  


Massoudi MS, Ammerman AS, Brownson RC, Harris JR. The Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue: Prevention Research Centers Program's 30th Anniversary Celebration. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar;52(3S3):S207-S208. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.11.025.  PMID: 28215363
  


Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Allen CL, Parrish AT, Chan KG, Kohn MJ, Teague S, Beresford SA, Helfrich CD, Harris JR. HealthLinks randomized controlled trial: Design and baseline results. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 May;48:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.02.011. Epub 2016 Mar 2.  PMID: 26946121    PMCID: PMC4885764
   


Graves MC, Harris JR, Kohn M, Hannon PA, Lichiello PA, Martin DP, Ahmed F. Employers' Views on Influenza and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis Vaccination in the Workplace. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Apr;58(4):e157-8. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000693.  PMID: 27058495
  


2016
Member, dissertation committee for Sarah Beth Barnett
Economic evaluations of state and local policies: Depression and related outcomes in populations of vulnerable adults

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

ACS GWD 2017
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017

Unifying and Enriching the American Cancer Society’s Workplace Health Initiatives
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    10/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2016 - 9/29/2017

VA Services Agreement 2016 - 17
VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    5/1/2016 - 4/30/2017

Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion via the CEOs Against Cancer Challenge
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

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

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

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/