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Julie Harris-Wai, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-5362
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    University of Washington, SeattlePhD2008Public Health Genetics
    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillMPH2003Health Behavior and Health Education
    University of North Carolina at WilmingtonBS1998Biology, Marine Biology

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    Dr. Harris-Wai’s research focuses on examining the social and ethical factors influencing how and why genomic technologies are translated from the research setting into clinical care and the impact these technologies have on health disparities and underserved communities. The goal of her work is to identify methods for incorporating community and stakeholder perspectives into policy decision-making to improve the appropriate translation of research into clinical and public health programs. Dr. Harris-Wai is the Associate Director of the Kaiser Permanente/UCSF Center for Excellence in Research on Translational Genomics and Ethics (CT2G). She is currently working on an R21 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to use deliberative community engagement methods to inform policy decisions about the future of California’s Newborn Screening Program.

    Awarded Grants:
    1. Engaging Diverse Communities to Inform California’s Newborn Screening Policies, Principal Investigator; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2014-2016

    2. Center for Transdisciplinary ELSI Research in Translational Genomics (CT2G), Co-Investigator; National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), 2013-2016

    3. Alameda County Network Project to Reduce Cancer Disparities, Co-Investigator; National Cancer Institute (NCI), 2010-2015

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    Engaging Diverse Communities to Inform California's Newborn Screening Policies
    NIH R21HS023547Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Beliefs and Values About Gene Therapy and In-Utero Gene Editing in Patients with Hemophilia and Their Relatives. Patient. 2020 Aug 14. Vasquez-Loarte TC, Lucas TL, Harris-Wai J, Bowen DJ. PMID: 32794073.
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    2. Multiple Stakeholder Views on Data Sharing in a Biobank in an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System: Implications for Biobank Governance. Public Health Genomics. 2018; 21(5-6):207-216. Tai CG, Harris-Wai J, Schaefer C, Liljestrand P, Somkin CP. PMID: 31167204.
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    3. Randomized trial of a web-based survivor intervention on melanoma prevention behaviors of first-degree relatives. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Mar; 30(3):225-233. Bowen DJ, Hay J, Meischke H, Mayer JA, Harris-Wai J, Burke W. PMID: 30483971.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. All in the family? Communication of cancer survivors with their families. Fam Cancer. 2017 Oct; 16(4):597-603. Bowen DJ, Hay JL, Harris-Wai JN, Meischke H, Burke W. PMID: 28374161.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Navigating the research-clinical interface in genomic medicine: analysis from the CSER Consortium. Genet Med. 2018 04; 20(5):545-553. Wolf SM, Amendola LM, Berg JS, Chung WK, Clayton EW, Green RC, Harris-Wai J, Henderson GE, Jarvik GP, Koenig BA, Lehmann LS, McGuire AL, O'Rourke P, Somkin C, Wilfond BS, Burke W. PMID: 28858330.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Systematic Review of Quantitative Measures of Stakeholder Engagement. Clin Transl Sci. 2017 09; 10(5):314-336. Bowen DJ, Hyams T, Goodman M, West KM, Harris-Wai J, Yu JH. PMID: 28556620.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health. Pediatrics. 2017 Feb; 139(2). Berg JS, Agrawal PB, Bailey DB, Beggs AH, Brenner SE, Brower AM, Cakici JA, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Chan K, Chen F, Currier RJ, Dukhovny D, Green RC, Harris-Wai J, Holm IA, Iglesias B, Joseph G, Kingsmore SF, Koenig BA, Kwok PY, Lantos J, Leeder SJ, Lewis MA, McGuire AL, Milko LV, Mooney SD, Parad RB, Pereira S, Petrikin J, Powell BC, Powell CM, Puck JM, Rehm HL, Risch N, Roche M, Shieh JT, Veeraraghavan N, Watson MS, Willig L, Yu TW, Urv T, Wise AL. PMID: 28096516.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Advanced cancer patients' attitudes towards, and experiences with, screening for somatic mutations in tumours: a qualitative study. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2017 Nov; 26(6). Liang R, Meiser B, Smith S, Kasparian NA, Lewis CR, Chin M, Long GV, Ward R, Menzies AM, Harris-Wai JN, Kaur R. PMID: 27730730.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Parental Views on Expanded Newborn Screening Using Whole-Genome Sequencing. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137 Suppl 1:S36-46. Joseph G, Chen F, Harris-Wai J, Puck JM, Young C, Koenig BA. PMID: 26729702.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Stakeholder engagement in policy development: challenges and opportunities for human genomics. Genet Med. 2015 Dec; 17(12):949-57. Lemke AA, Harris-Wai JN. PMID: 25764215.
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    11. Effects of web-based intervention on risk reduction behaviors in melanoma survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Jun; 9(2):279-86. Bowen DJ, Burke W, Hay JL, Meischke H, Harris JN. PMID: 25425205.
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    12. Oncologists' attitudes toward KRAS testing: a multisite study. Cancer Med. 2013 Dec; 2(6):881-8. Harris JN, Liljestrand P, Alexander GL, Goddard KA, Kauffman T, Kolevska T, McCarty C, O'Neill S, Pawloski P, Rahm A, Williams A, Somkin CP. PMID: 24403261.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Underutilization of Lynch syndrome screening in a multisite study of patients with colorectal cancer. Genet Med. 2013 Dec; 15(12):933-40. Cross DS, Rahm AK, Kauffman TL, Webster J, Le AQ, Spencer Feigelson H, Alexander G, Meier P, Onitilo AA, Pawloski PA, Williams AE, Honda S, Daida Y, McCarty CA, Goddard KA. PMID: 23639899.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. KRAS testing and epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor treatment for colorectal cancer in community settings. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jan; 22(1):91-101. Webster J, Kauffman TL, Feigelson HS, Pawloski PA, Onitilo AA, Potosky AL, Cross D, Meier PR, Mirabedi AS, Delate T, Daida Y, Williams AE, Alexander GL, McCarty CA, Honda S, Kushi LH, Goddard KA. PMID: 23155138.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Predictors of recruited melanoma families into a behavioral intervention project. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Jan; 33(1):85-92. Bowen DJ, Hay JL, Mayer J, Kuniyuki A, Meischke H, Harris J, Asgari M, Shoveller J, Press N, Burke W. PMID: 22001361.
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    16. Surveillance after colorectal cancer diagnosis in a safety net hospital. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Nov; 21(4):1138-51. Boehmer U, Harris J, Bowen DJ, Schroy PC. PMID: 21099067.
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    17. Using a family systems approach to investigate cancer risk communication within melanoma families. Psychooncology. 2010 Oct; 19(10):1102-11. Harris JN, Hay J, Kuniyuki A, Asgari MM, Press N, Bowen DJ. PMID: 20119933.
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    18. Socioeconomic influences on the effects of a genetic testing direct-to-consumer marketing campaign. Public Health Genomics. 2010; 13(3):131-42. Bowen DJ, Harris J, Jorgensen CM, Myers MF, Kuniyuki A. PMID: 19641293.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Interest in genetic testing among affected men from hereditary prostate cancer families and their unaffected male relatives. Genet Med. 2009 May; 11(5):344-55. Harris JN, Bowen DJ, Kuniyuki A, McIntosh L, FitzGerald LM, Ostrander EA, Stanford JL. PMID: 19346959.
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    20. Family communication during the cancer experience. J Health Commun. 2009; 14 Suppl 1:76-84. Harris J, Bowen DJ, Badr H, Hannon P, Hay J, Regan Sterba K. PMID: 19449271.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Personal communication in primary and secondary cancer prevention: evolving discussions, emerging challenges. J Health Commun. 2009; 14 Suppl 1:18-29. Hay J, Harris JN, Waters EA, Clayton MF, Ellington L, Abernethy AD, Prayor-Patterson H. PMID: 19449265.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    22. Strategies and stakeholders: minority recruitment in cancer genetics research. Community Genet. 2008; 11(4):241-9. James RD, Yu JH, Henrikson NB, Bowen DJ, Fullerton SM. PMID: 18417972.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Pharmacogenomic testing to prevent aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss in cystic fibrosis patients: potential impact on clinical, patient, and economic outcomes. Genet Med. 2007 Oct; 9(10):695-704. Veenstra DL, Harris J, Gibson RL, Rosenfeld M, Burke W, Watts C. PMID: 18073583.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Predictors of self-referral into a cancer genetics registry. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Jul; 16(7):1387-92. Henrikson NB, Harris JN, Bowen DJ. PMID: 17627003.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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