Eileen M. Harwood PhD » Faculty

Research Interests:Social Epidemiology; Health Program and Policy Evaluation; Alcohol, Tobacco and Illicit Drugs; Survey and Qualitative Research

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health

Address Div. Epidemiology & Community Health 1300 S. 2nd Street, Suite 300 Minneapolis MN 55454 United States Work Phone: 612-626-1824
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Biography:

Eileen Harwood earned her Ph.D. in sociology. Her research interests include: methods of survey data collection and management; health program evaluation; qualitative research methods; social epidemiology; structural factors related to health, health disparities, and health risk reduction; and women’s health. She recently directed the evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s eight-year Reducing Underage Drinking Through Coalitions project. Dr. Harwood is faculty director of the SPH Health Services Research Center and she teaches a graduate methods course in health program evaluation.

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Counseling and Research, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • B.S. in Education, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Expertise:

Behavior & Health, Outcomes / Measures, Research Methods, Surveys

Professional Experience:

  • 2005-present Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • 2005-present Director, Data and Statistical Services Core, Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center, University of Minnesota
  • 2005-present Director, Health Survey Research Center Core, the University of Minnesota Cancer Center
  • 2005-present Director, Program Evaluation, Powell Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, University of Minnesota
  • 2005-present Director, Health Survey Research Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • 2005-present Assistant Director, Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health (A Nationally Designated Center of Excellence)
  • 2004-2005 Instructor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • 2003-2004 Senior Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
  • 2003-2004 Project Director/Co-Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Effects of Statutory Changes in DUI Penalties Project, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
  • 1998-2004 Project Director/Co-Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Reducing Underage Drinking Evaluation Project, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
  • 2000-2003 Project Director/Co-Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s ImpacTeen Project-Alcohol Component, a multi-site ATOD research collaborative coordinated from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
  • 1997-2003 Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
  • 1997 Adjunct Faculty, Sociology Department, Piedmont College – Athens, GA Campus
  • 1996-1997 Research Coordinator, Survey Research Center, University of Georgia
  • 1995-1996 Graduate Research Assistant, Survey Research Center, University of Georgia
  • 1995-1996 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia
  • 1994-1996 Training Coordinator, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Research Training Program on Employee Alcoholism, Center for Research on Deviance and Behavioral Health, Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia, Athens
  • 1993-1996 Pre-Doctoral Trainee, NIAAA, Research Training Program on Employee Alcoholism, Center for Deviance and Behavioral Health, IBR, University of Georgia
  • 1992-1995 Research Assistant, School of Business and Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1991-1993 Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research on Deviance and Behavioral Health, Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia
  • 1991 Graduate Assistant, Sociology/Political Science Data Analysis Center, University of Georgia

Honors:

1997 – B.O. Williams Excellence in Research Award, Sociology Departmental Award, University of Georgia 1996 – Certificate of Excellence, Sociology Departmental Award, University of Georgia 1993-1996 – National Research Service Award, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health

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Research Interests:

Member: University of Minnesota Cancer Center

Selected Publications:

  • Horvath KJ, Harwood EM, Courtenay-Quirk C, McFarlane M, Fisher H, Dickinson T, Kachur R, Rosser BR, O’Leary A. (2010) Online resources for persons recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS: An analysis of HIV-related webpages. J Health Communications, 15:516-531.
  • Hutchinson EM, Harwood EH. Data collection methods series, Part 4: Designing forms and instruments. J of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 2009; 36(4): in press.
  • Harwood EM, Hutchinson ER. Data collection methods series, Part 3: Developing protocols for collecting data. J of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 2009;36(3): in press.
  • Harwood EM, Hutchinson ER. Data collection methods series, Part 2: Select the most feasible data collection mode. J Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 2009;36(2): 129-135.
  • Harwood EM, Vang P. Data collection methods series, Part 1: Define a clear purpose for collecting data. J Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 2009;36(1): 15-19.
  • Harris KM, Pastorius CA, Duval S, Harwood E, Henry TD, Carabello BA, Hirsch AT. Clinical practice variation among cardiovascular physicians in management of patients with mitral regurgitation. American Journal of Cardiology, 2008;103:255-261.
  • Hirsch AT, Murphy TP, Lovell MB, Twillman G, Treat-Jacobson D, Harwood EM, Mohler ER, Creager MA, Hobson RW, Robertson RM, Howard WJ, Schroeder P, Criqui MH. Gaps in public knowledge of peripheral arterial disease: The first national PAD public awareness survey. Circulation, 2007;116:2086-2094.
  • Houle C, Harwood E, Watkins A, Baum KD. What women want from their physicians: A qualitative analysis.J Women’s Health 2007; 16(4):543-550.
  • Wagenaar AC, Erickson DJ, Harwood EM, O’Malley PM. Effects of state coalitions to reduce underage drinking: A national evaluation. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2006;31(4):307-315.
  • Terry-McElrath YM, McBride DC, Ruel E, Harwood EM, Vanderwaal CJ, Chaloupka FJ. Which substance and what community: Differences in juvenile disposition severity, Crime & Delinquency, 2005; 51(4):548-572.
  • Wagennar AC, Harwood EM, Silianoff C, Toomey TL. Measuring public policy: The case of beer keg registration laws, Evaluation and Program Planning, 2005; 28(4):359-367.
  • Harwood EM, Witson JC, Fan DP, Wagenaar AC. Media advocacy and underage drinking policies: A study of the Louisiana news media from 1994 through 2003. Health Promotion Practice, 2005; 6(3): 246-257.
  • Harwood EM, Bernat DH, Lenk KM, Vasquez MJ and Wagenaar AC. Public opinion in Puerto Rico on alcohol policies. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2005;26(4):426-445.
  • Jones-Webb R, Fabian L, Harwood EM, Toomey TL and Wagenaar AC. Fatal injuries associated with alcohol use among youth and adults: 1990-1998. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2004;14(1):41-60.
  • Harwood EM, Erickson D, Fabian L, Jones-Webb R, Slater S and Chaloupka F. Effects of communities, neighborhoods, and stores on retail pricing and promotion of beer. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 2003;64: 720-726.
  • Latimer WW, Harwood EM, Newcomb M and Wagenaar AC. Measuring public opinion on alcohol policy: A factor analytic study of a U.S. probability sample. Addictive Behaviors, 2003;28:301-313.
  • Terry-McElrath Y, Harwood EM, Wagenaar AC, Slater S, Chaloupka FJ, Brewer RD and Naimi JS. Point-of-purchase alcohol marketing and promotion by store type–United States, 2000-2001. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2003;52(14): 310-313.
  • Mosher J, Toomey TL, Good C, Harwood EM and Wagenaar, AC. State laws mandating or promoting training programs for alcohol servers and establishment managers: An assessment of statutory and administrative procedures. Journal of Public Health Policy, 2002;23(1): 90-113.
  • Wagenaar AC, Denk C, Hannan P, Chen H and Harwood EM. Liability of commercial and social hosts for alcohol-related injuries: A national survey of accountability norms and judgments. Public Opinion Quarterly, 2001;65(3): 344-368.
  • Latimer W, Harwood EM, Newcomb M and Wagenaar, AC. Sociodemographic and individual predictors of alcohol policy attitudes: Results from a U.S. probability sample. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2001;25(4): 549-556.
  • Wagenaar AC, Harwood EM, Toomey T, Denk C and Zander K. Public opinion on alcohol policies in the United States: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Policy, 2000;21(3): 303-327.