Jeffrey R. Harris
We have never had a greater opportunity to improve population health and increase health equity; the Department of Health Services is in the perfect place to contribute in a major way. We develop leaders in public health, health administration, and health informatics. Our research and service partners include organizations working in community-based health, governmental public health, and health care. Working together, we can and do make a real difference.
EducationMBA 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 Infoemail: email@example.com
office: H-680B, Health Sciences Building
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-7660
campus box: 357660
Jeffrey Harris currently serves as professor and 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.
Before moving to Seattle in 2001, Dr. Harris served for 20 years with the U.S. Public Health Service and CDC, where he was a co-investigator of a 120,000-person cholera vaccine trial in Bangladesh, led development of the 70-country AIDS prevention program at the Agency for International Development, oversaw development of CDC's Guide to Community Preventive Services, and served as CDC's policy director under Dr. David Satcher, its liaison to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and as its lead participant in the development for HEDIS quality-of-care measures by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr. Harris is a physician, board-certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine. He also received a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Washington.
His research focuses on putting prevention into practice at a scale that increases health equity and makes a difference in population health. Sub-areas of interest include: community-based prevention of chronic diseases, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, healthy aging, and workplace health promotion. His research methods include epidemiology, implementation science, and systematic review.
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, Helfrich CD, Chan KG, Allen CL, Hammerback K, Kohn MJ, Parrish AT, Weiner BJ, Harris JR. Development and Pilot Test of the Workplace Readiness Questionnaire, a Theory-Based Instrument to Measure Small Workplaces' Readiness to Implement Wellness Programs. Am J Health Promot. 2015 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26389975 PMCID: PMC4805519
Graves MC, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Parrish AT, Ahmed F, Zhou C, Allen CL. Promoting Influenza Vaccination to Restaurant Employees. Am J Health Promot. 2016 Sep;30(7):498-500. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.131216-ARB-643. PMID: 26305606
PI: Harris Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
PI: Hannon Dates: 9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018
PI: Harris Dates: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
PI: Harris Dates: 7/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
PI: Harris Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
PI: Harris Dates: 10/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
PI: Hannon Dates: 9/30/2016 - 9/29/2017
PI: Harris Dates: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
PI: Hannon Dates: 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2017
PI: Harris Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
PI: Harris Dates: 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2016
PI: Harris Dates: 9/29/2015 - 9/30/2016
PI: Harris Dates: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
PI: Hannon Dates: 5/1/2015 - 4/30/2016
PI: Hannon Dates: 1/16/2015 - 9/29/2015
PI: Harris Dates: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015
PI: Hannon Dates: 10/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
PI: Harris Dates: 9/30/2014 - 9/29/2019
PI: Hannon Dates: 5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015
PI: Hannon Dates: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017
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.