Jenine Harris, Ph.D.
2012 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
Mentor: Ross Brownson, Ph.D., Washington University
Dr. Harris is Assistant Professor in Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis (WU) Brown School of Social Work, and is affiliated with WU’s Institute for Public Health. She has a PhD in Biostatistics and Public Health. Her PHSSR studies focusing on systems approaches and network methods to understand and strengthen public health systems have been widely published. Her development plan includes coursework and training to further develop in these areas: 1) data management and analysis; 2) social media and health communications; 3) dissemination and implementation (D&I) research; and 4) grant writing. In addition, she will receive support through her work with WU research programs in D&I, prevention research, and public health systems science.
Harris’ research will examine local health department (LHD) use of social media, and the social media communication network among LHDs, their constituents, and other public health system stakeholders. Descriptive, inferential, and statistical network modeling approaches will be used. Dr. Harris previously received PHSSR Junior Researcher Awards in 2008 and 2009.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Public Health Systems and Social Media Networks
Gap between discovery and delivery in public health
Luke D.A., Harris J.K. (2013).
Social network analysis methods. American Academy of Health Behavior 2013 Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, March 18-20, 2013.
Harris J.K., Snider D. (2012).
State health department use of social media: a one-way tweet. AcademyHealth Public Health Services and Systems Interest Group meeting, Orlando, FL, June 23-24, 2012.
Harris J.K., Mueller N., Stamatakis K., Marx C. (2012).
Connected for health: use of social media among local health departments in the United States. Lexington, KY, April 17-19, 2012.
Harris J.K., Mueller N.L., Snider D., Haire-Joshu D.
Local health department use of Twitter to disseminate diabetes information. Preventing Chronic Disease. [Accepted November 2012]
Harris J.K., Mueller N.L., Snider D.
Social media adoption in local health departments nationwide. American Journal of Public Health. [Accepted November 2012]
The network of Web 2.0 connections among state health departments: new pathways for dissemination. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. [Accepted July 2012]
Harris J.K. 2013.
Communication ties across the national network of local health departments. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3):247-253.
Harris J.K., Mueller N.L. 2013.
Policy activity and policy adoption in rural, suburban, and urban local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(2):E1-8.
Harris J.K., Snider D., Mueller N.L. 2013.
Social media adoption in health departments nationwide: the state of the states. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(1), Article 5; http://uknowledge.uky.edu/frontiersinphssr/vol2/iss1/5/.