Deborah Hennrikus PhD » Occupational Health & Safety

Research Interests: Smoking cessation; reducing environmental tobacco smoke exposure; health education in clinical settings; workplace health promotion

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health

Address Div. Epidemiology & Community Health 1300 S. 2nd Street, Suite 300 Minneapolis MN 55454 United States Work Phone: 612-626-8646
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Biography:

Deborah Hennrikus completed her Ph.D. in behavioral science in relation to medicine at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She has been involved in research projects in a variety of health related areas, but her current research interests are in the areas of smoking cessation, decreasing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and worksite safety and health promotion.

  • Ph.D. in Behavioral Science in Relation to Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • B.A. in Psychology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Member: University of Minnesota Cancer Center

Courses:

Professional Experience:

  • 2005- Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1996-2005 Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1993-96 Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1992 Evaluation Officer, Health Promotion Unit, Hunter Center for Health Advancement, Newcastle, Australia
  • 1990-91 Research Fellow, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
  • 1987-89 Professional Officer, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
  • 1982-87 Graduate Student, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

Selected Publications:

  • Hennrikus D, Rindal B, Boyle R, Stafne E, Lazovich D, Lando H. How well does health history identify adolescent smokers in a dental office? Journal of the American Dental Association 2005;136:1113-20.
  • Hecht SS, Carmella SG, Le KA, Murphy SE, Boettcher AJ, Le C, Koopmeiners J, An L, Hennrikus DJ. 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) and its glucuronides in the urine of infants exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2006;15(5):988-92.
  • Tiede LP, Hennrikus DJ, Cohen BB, Hilgers DL, Madsen RJ, Lando HA. Feasibility of promoting smoking cessation in small worksites: An exploratory study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2007;9(Suppl 1):S83-S90.