Jennie L. Harris

Public health scientist

Jennie Harris


  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
  • BA, Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia

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Jennie Harris is a researcher in the Patient and Family Engagement Program in the Center for Communication Science. Her expertise includes program evaluation, health communication campaign development and evaluation, and intervention design and development. She is skilled at both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including the design, conduct, and analysis of experiments, surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews.

Ms. Harris has worked with a variety of clients, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Resources and Services Administration, and National Institutes of Health. She is currently the associate project director for an FDA study to determine the feasibility of making naloxone—a drug to treat opioid overdoses—available over-the-counter. She is also the associate project director for a CDC project to provide research and evaluation of all of their HIV/AIDS prevention communication science programs for general education, testing, prevention, and care services.

Ms. Harris joined RTI in 2000. Previously, she provided mental health counseling to adolescents and adults with serious mental illness.