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Deborah Hennrikus PhD

Associate Professor

School of Public HealthDivision of 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. She teaches Applied Research Methods (PubH 6035) and Grantwriting for Public Health (pubH 6673).

  • 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

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

Research Interests:

Smoking cessation; Reducing environmental tobacco smoke exposure; Health education in clinical settings; Workplace health promotion

Member: University of Minnesota Cancer Center

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.