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Lisa Harnack Dr.P.H., R.D., M.P.H.

Professor

School of Public HealthDivision of Epidemiology & Community Health

Home Div. Epidemiology & Community Health 1300 S. 2nd Street, Suite 300 Minneapolis MN 55454 United States Work Phone: 612-626-9398
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Biography

Lisa Harnack received her doctorate in public health nutrition from the University of California-Berkeley. She received postdoctoral training in cancer epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. Her primary research interests focus on assessment and evaluation of dietary behaviors and dietary intake, particularly as they relate to prevention of chronic disease. She teaches Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutritional Assessment.

  • Dr.P.H. in Public Health Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.P.H. in Public Health Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • B.S. in Dietetics, University of Wisconsin at Stout, Menomonie, WI

Expertise:

Nutrition / Diet, Obesity, Obesity: Adult, Obesity: Child, Outcomes / Measures

Professional Experience:

  • 2010 – Present: Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2003- Present: Director, Nutrition Coordinating Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2003-2010 Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1998-2003: Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, and Assistant Director, Nutrition Coordinating Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1996-1998: Research Associate, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1989-1991: Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, MN

Full CV

Research Interests:

Primary research interests focus on assessment and evaluation of dietary behaviors and dietary intake, particularly as they relate to prevention of chronic disease and obesity.

Member: Obesity Prevention Center

Director, Nutrition Coordinating Center

Member: University of Minnesota Cancer Center

Selected Publications:

  • Wang J, Steffen LM, Zhou X, Harnack L, Luepker RV.  Consistency between increasing trends in added-sugar intake and body mass index among adults:  The Minnesota Heart Survey, 1980-82 to 2007-2009.  American Journal of Public Health. 2013;103(3):507-7.
  • VanWormer JJ, Linde JA, Harnack L, Stovitz SD, Jeffery RW. Weight Change and Workplace Absenteeism in HealthWorks Study. Obesity Facts. 2012;5(5):745-52.
  • Bauer K, Hearst M, Earnest A, French S, Oakes J, Harnack L. Energy content of U.S. fast-food restaurant offerings: 14-year trends. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012; 43(5):490-7.
  • Razzak A, Oxentenko A, Vierkant R, Tillmans L, Wang A, Weisenberger D, Laird P, Lynch C, Anderson K, French A, Haile R, Harnack L, Potter J, Slager S, Smyrk T, Thibodeau S, Cerhan J, Limburg P. Associations between intake of folate and related micronutrients with molecularly defined colorectal cancer risks in the Iowa women’s health study. Nutrition and Cancer. 2012;64(7):899-910.
  • Rinaldi M, Harnack L, Obery C, Schreiner P, St Sauver J, Travis L. Peanut allergy diagnoses among children residing in Olmsten County, Minnesota. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2012;130(4):945-50.
  • Fung, GJ, Steffen LM, Zhou X, Harnack L, Tang W, Lutsey PL, Loria CM, Reis JP, Van Horn LV.  Vitamin D intake is inversely related to risk of developing metabolic syndrome in African American and white men and women over 20 y:  the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  2012;96(1):24-9.
  • Samadder NJ, Vierkant RA, Tillmans LS, Wang AH, Lynch CF, Anderson KE, Haile RW, Harnack LJ, Potter JD, Slager SL, Smyrk TC, Thibodeau SN, Cerhan JR, Limburg PJ.  Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk by KRAS mutation status among older women.  American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012;107(5): 782-789.
  • Linde JA, Nygaard KE, Maclehose RF, Mitchell NR, Harnack LJ, Cousins JM, Graham DJ, Jeffery RW.  HealthWorks:  results from a multi-component group-randomized worksite environmental intervention trial for weight gain prevention.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  2012;9:14.
  • Limburg PJ, Limsui D, Vierkant RA, Tillmans LS, Want AH, Lynch CF, Anderson KE, French AJ, Haile RW, Harnack LJ, Potter JD, Slager SL, Smyrk TC, Thibodeau SN, Cerhan JR. Postmenopausal hormone therapy and colorectal cancer risk in relation to somatic KRAS mutation status among older women. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomakers & Prevention. 2012;24(4):681-84
  • Sijtsma F, Meyer K, Steffen L, Shikany J, Van Horn L, Harnack LJ, Kromhout D, Jacobs D. Longitudinal trends in diet and effects of sex, race, and education on dietary quality score change: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012;95(3): 580-6.
  • Hearst MO, Sevcik S, Fulkerson JA, Pasch KE, Harnack LJ, Lytle LA. Stressed out and overcommitted! The relationships between time demands and family rules and parents’ and their child’s weight status. Health Education and Behavior. 2012;39(4):446-54.
  • Vanwormer JJ, Linde JA, Harnack LJ, Stovitz SD, Jeffery RW. Self-weighing frequency is associated with weight gain prevention over 2 years among working adults. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2012; 19(3): 351-8.
  • Limsui D, Vierkant RA, Tillmans LS, Wang AH, Weisenberger DJ, Laird PW, Lych CF, Anderson KE, French AJ, Haile RW, Harnack LJ, Potter JD, Slager SL, Smyrk TC, Thibodeau SN, Cerhan JR, Limburg PJ. Postmenopausal hormone therapy and colorectal cancer risk by molecularly defined subtypes among older women. Gut. 2012; 61(9):1299-305.
  • Larson N, Harnack L, Neumark-Sztainer D. Assessing dietary intake during the transition to adulthood: a comparison of age-appropriate FFQ for youth/adolescents and adults. Public Health Nutrition. 2012;15(4):627-34.
  • Vanwormer JJ, Linde JA, Harnack LJ,Stovitz SD, Jeffery R. Is baseline physical activity a determinant of participation in worksite walking clubs? Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012;9(6):849-56.
  • Laska MN, Murray DM, Lytle LA, Harnack LJ. Longitudinal associations between key dietary behaviors and weight gain over time: transitions through the adolescent years. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(1):118-25.
  • Harnack LJ, Oakes JM, French A, Rydell SA, Farah FM, Taylor GL.  Results from an experimental trial at a Head Start center to evaluate two meal service approaches to increase fruit and vegetable intake of preschool aged children.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2012;9:51.