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.
Vice Chair and Professor, 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

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

About

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.


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



Parrish AT, Graves MC, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Allen CL. Influenza vaccination status and attitudes among restaurant employees. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015 May-Jun;21(3):E10-5. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000195.  PMID: 25504235
  

Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR. Workplace Stress and Working from Home Influence Depressive Symptoms Among Employed Women with Young Children. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25894581
  

Chen L, Hannon PA, Laing SS, Kohn MJ, Clark K, Pritchard S, Harris JR. Perceived workplace health support is associated with employee productivity. Am J Health Promot. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(3):139-46. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.131216-QUAN-645.  PMID: 25559250
  

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. 2014 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25162321
  

Harris JR, Hammerback KR, Hannon PA, McDowell J, Katzman A, Clegg-Thorp C, Gallagher J. Group purchasing of workplace health promotion services for small employers. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul;56(7):765-70. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000174.  PMID: 24988103
  

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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 Graves
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

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

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

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:    9/30/2009 - 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/