Jenine Harris joined the Brown School in 2010. She serves as an assistant professor. Dr. Harris teaches biostatistics courses including Foundations of Biostatistics and Applied Linear Modeling in the public health and social work graduate programs. Her current research employs complex statistical network models to better understand communication networks connecting local health departments nationwide, especially social media connections. Dr. Harris’s work is currently supported by an early career mentored research award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her 2012 article “Methods in public health services and systems research: A systematic review” was selected as one of the most notable public health systems research (PHSR) articles published in 2012 by the PHSR Interest Group at AcademyHealth.
In 2008, Dr. Harris received her Ph.D. in public health studies (with a concentration in biostatistics) from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. While there, she worked closely with network scientist Douglas A. Luke on the use of social network approaches to understanding public health systems.