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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.
Jeffrey R. Harris
Vice Chair and Professor

Jeffrey Harris currently serves as Vice 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.

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

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Contact Information

email:   jh7@u.washington.edu

address:
Health Promotion Research Center
1107 NE 45th St., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98105

campus box:   354804
voice:   206-616-8113
fax:   206-543-8841

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)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

Recent Publications



Graves MA, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Ahmed F, Zhou C. Workplace-based influenza vaccination promotion practices among large employers in the United States. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Apr;56(4):397-402. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000115.  PMID: 24492538


Harris JR, Hannon PA, Beresford SA, Linnan LA, McLellan DL. Health promotion in smaller workplaces in the United States. Annu Rev Public Health. 2014 Mar 18;35:327-42. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182416. Epub 2014 Jan 2.  PMID: 24387086


Allen CL, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Parrish AT, Hammerback K, Craft J, Gray B. Opportunities for improving cancer prevention at federally qualified health centers. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar;29(1):30-7. doi: 10.1007/s13187-013-0535-4.  PMID: 23996232    PMCID: PMC3920058


Meischke H, Ike BR, Fahrenbruch C, Kuniyuki A, Hannon P, Parks MR, Forehand M, Weaver M, Harris JR. Hypertension identification via emergency responders: a randomized controlled intervention study. Prev Med. 2013 Dec;57(6):914-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.05.010. Epub 2013 Jun 1.  PMID: 23732250


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. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Nov;54(11):1337-43. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182717cf2.  PMID: 23090160    PMCID: PMC3493879


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Claire Allen
Improving cancer prevention at federally qualified health centers: Perspectives on current priorities and opportunities for better integration

2013
Chair, dissertation committee for Meredith Cook
Vaccination in the workplace: Large employers' views and practices and a restaurant pilot study

2011
Member, dissertation committee for Alex Bohl
The cost implications of fall-related injuries

2010
Member, thesis committee for John Barrett
Respiratory illnesses in 2009 US Army ROTC advanced camp

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

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

Community Transformation Grant: Transforming Worksites to Support Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2013 - 9/30/2014

Education and Research Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Kalman           Dates:    7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

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

Education and Research Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Technical Assistance for the American Cancer Society Great West Division 2010-2011
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012

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:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2011

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2011

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2011

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2011

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2011

Follow-up of Elevated PSA Tests Among AIAN Men in Urban Health Clinics
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/28/2010 - 9/27/2011

Technical Assistance for the American Cancer Society Great West Division 2010-2011
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/1/2010 - 8/31/2011

Dissemination through Community Health Centers Serving Diverse Populations
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Tu           Dates:    8/1/2010 - 7/31/2011

Disseminating Workplace Health Promotion: Expanding Reach to Employees' Spouses and Partners
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Tobacco control in worksites
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    6/1/2010 - 2/29/2012

Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Obesity control in worksites
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    6/1/2010 - 2/29/2012

Evaluation of the Washington Wellness Works
Washington State Health Care Authority
PI:   Cheadle           Dates:    3/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

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

Disseminating Workplace Health Promotion: Expanding Reach to Employees' Spouses and Partners
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

Dissemination through Community Health Centers Serving Diverse Populations
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Tu           Dates:    7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

A Randomized Trial of Workplace Interventions to Improve Health of Alaska
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Buchwald           Dates:    4/1/2007 - 3/31/2012

Projects

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/

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