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Karen Ann Hacker, M.D.

Title'Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences'
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentDept of Social and Behavioral Sciences
AddressInstitute for Community Health
Cambridge Public Health
163 Gore St.
Cambridge MA 02141
Phone617/499-6681

 Mentoring 
 completed student projects
PHACE: Prevention, Health Awareness, and Choice through Education
Community Service, 05/01/08 - 04/19/09
PHACE: Prevention, Health Awareness and Choice through Education
Community Service, 01/02/06 - 12/29/06
PHACE: Prevention, Health Awareness, and Choice through Education
Community Service, 04/14/09 - 04/14/10
PHACE, Prevention, Health Awareness and Choice through Education
Community Service, 09/01/05 - 06/01/06

 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Sharifi M, Dryden EM, Horan CM, Price S, Marshall R, Hacker K, Finkelstein JA, Taveras EM. Leveraging text messaging and mobile technology to support pediatric obesity-related behavior change: a qualitative study using parent focus groups and interviews. J Med Internet Res. 2013; 15(12):e272.
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  2. Hacker KA, Penfold R, Arsenault L, Zhang F, Murphy M, Wissow L. Screening for behavioral health issues in children enrolled in massachusetts medicaid. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan; 133(1):46-54.
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  3. Hacker K, Goldstein J, Link D, Sengupta N, Bowers R, Tendulkar S, Wissow L. Pediatric provider processes for behavioral health screening, decision making, and referral in sites with colocated mental health services. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 34(9):680-7.
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  4. Taveras EM, Marshall R, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Koziol R, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Simon SR. Improving children's obesity-related health care quality: Process outcomes of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):27-31.
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  5. Wissow LS, Brown J, Fothergill KE, Gadomski A, Hacker K, Salmon P, Zelkowitz R. Universal mental health screening in pediatric primary care: a systematic review. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 52(11):1134-1147.e23.
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  6. Nokes KM, Nelson DA, McDonald MA, Hacker K, Gosse J, Sanford B, Opel S. Faculty perceptions of how community-engaged research is valued in tenure, promotion, and retention decisions. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Aug; 6(4):259-66.
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  7. Hacker K, Walker DK. Achieving population health in accountable care organizations. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul; 103(7):1163-7.
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  8. Zallman L, Tendulkar S, Bhuyia N, Dube B, Early S, Arredondo M, Puleo R, Sengupta N, Alsan B, Hacker K. Provider's Perspectives on Building Research and Quality Improvement Capacity in Primary Care: A Strategy to Improve Workforce Satisfaction. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Oct; 6(5):404-8.
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  9. Hacker K, Bhuiya N, Pernice J, Khan SM, Sequist TD, Tendulkar SA. Assessing research interest and capacity in community health centers. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Oct; 6(5):391-7.
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  10. Ayash CR, Simon SR, Marshall R, Kasper J, Chomitz V, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Taveras EM. Evaluating the impact of point- of-care decision support tools in improving diagnosis of obese children in primary care. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar; 21(3):576-82.
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  11. Karen Hacker. Community-Based Participatory Research. 2013.
  12. Chomitz VR, McDonald JC, Aske DB, Arsenault LN, Rioles NA, Brukilacchio LB, Hacker KA, Cabral HJ. Evaluation results from an active living intervention in somerville, massachusetts. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 43(5 Suppl 4):S367-78.
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  13. Taveras EM, Marshall R, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Koziol R, Price S, Simon SR. Rationale and design of the STAR randomized controlled trial to accelerate adoption of childhood obesity comparative effectiveness research. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jan; 34(1):101-8.
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  14. Fried LE, Williams S, Cabral H, Hacker K. Differences in risk factors for suicide attempts among 9th and 11th grade youth: a longitudinal perspective. J Sch Nurs. 2013 Apr; 29(2):113-22.
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  15. Hacker K, Choi YS, Trebino L, Hicks L, Friedman E, Blanchfield B, Gazelle GS. Exploring the impact of language services on utilization and clinical outcomes for diabetics. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38507.
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  16. Hacker K, Chu J, Arsenault L, Marlin RP. Provider's perspectives on the impact of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity on immigrant health. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2):651-65.
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  17. DiGirolamo A, Geller AC, Tendulkar SA, Patil P, Hacker K. Community-based participatory research skills and training needs in a sample of academic researchers from a clinical and translational science center in the Northeast. Clin Transl Sci. 2012 Jun; 5(3):301-5.
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  18. Hacker K, Penfold R, Zhang F, Soumerai SB. Impact of electronic health record transition on behavioral health screening in a large pediatric practice. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Mar; 63(3):256-61.
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  19. De las Nueces D, Hacker K, DiGirolamo A, Hicks LS. A systematic review of community-based participatory research to enhance clinical trials in racial and ethnic minority groups. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun; 47(3 Pt 2):1363-86.
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  20. Dryden EM, Hardin J, McDonald J, Taveras EM, Hacker K. Provider perspectives on electronic decision supports for obesity prevention. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 May; 51(5):490-7.
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  21. Rubin CL, Martinez LS, Chu J, Hacker K, Brugge D, Pirie A, Allukian N, Rodday AM, Leslie LK. Community-engaged pedagogy: a strengths-based approach to involving diverse stakeholders in research partnerships. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012; 6(4):481-90.
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  22. Hacker K, Tendulkar SA, Rideout C, Bhuiya N, Trinh-Shevrin C, Savage CP, Grullon M, Strelnick H, Leung C, DiGirolamo A. Community capacity building and sustainability: outcomes of community-based participatory research. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012; 6(3):349-60.
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  23. Song SJ, Ziegler R, Arsenault L, Fried LE, Hacker K. Asian student depression in American high schools: differences in risk factors. J Sch Nurs. 2011 Dec; 27(6):455-62.
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  24. Hacker K, Chu J, Leung C, Marra R, Pirie A, Brahimi M, English M, Beckmann J, Acevedo-Garcia D, Marlin RP. The impact of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on immigrant health: perceptions of immigrants in Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Aug; 73(4):586-94.
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  25. Blanchfield BB, Gazelle GS, Khaliif M, Arocha IS, Hacker K. A framework to identify the costs of providing language interpretation services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 May; 22(2):523-31.
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  26. Chomitz VR, Aske DB, McDonald J, Cabral H, Hacker KA. The role of recreational spaces in meeting physical activity recommendations among middle school students. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Jan; 8 Suppl 1:S8-S16.
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  27. Tendulkar SA, Chu J, Opp J, Geller A, Digirolamo A, Gandelman E, Grullon M, Patil P, King S, Hacker K. A funding initiative for community-based participatory research: lessons from the Harvard Catalyst Seed Grants. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(1):35-44.
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  28. Hacker KA, Arsenault LN, Williams S, Digirolamo AM. Mental and behavioral health screening at preventive visits: opportunities for follow-up of patients who are nonadherent with the next preventive visit. J Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 158(4):666-671.e2.
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  29. Frank DA, Rose-Jacobs R, Crooks D, Cabral HJ, Gerteis J, Hacker KA, Martin B, Weinstein ZB, Heeren T. Adolescent initiation of licit and illicit substance use: Impact of intrauterine exposures and post-natal exposure to violence. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2011 Jan-Feb; 33(1):100-9.
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  30. Murphy JM, Masek B, Babcock R, Jellinek M, Gold J, Drubner S, Sklar K, Hacker K. Measuring outcomes in outpatient child psychiatry: the contribution of electronic technologies and parent report. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011 Jan; 16(1):146-60.
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  31. Chomitz VR, McGowan RJ, Wendel JM, Williams SA, Cabral HJ, King SE, Olcott DB, Cappello M, Breen S, Hacker KA. Healthy Living Cambridge Kids: a community-based participatory effort to promote healthy weight and fitness. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Feb; 18 Suppl 1:S45-53.
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  32. Hacker KA, Williams S, Myagmarjav E, Cabral H, Murphy M. Persistence and change in pediatric symptom checklist scores over 10 to 18 months. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):270-7.
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  33. Chomitz VR, Slining MM, McGowan RJ, Mitchell SE, Dawson GF, Hacker KA. Is there a relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement? Positive results from public school children in the northeastern United States. J Sch Health. 2009 Jan; 79(1):30-7.
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  34. Hacker K, Collins J, Gross-Young L, Almeida S, Burke N. Coping with youth suicide and overdose: one community's efforts to investigate, intervene, and prevent suicide contagion. Crisis. 2008; 29(2):86-95.
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  35. Cohen PA, McCormick D, Casey C, Dawson GF, Hacker KA. Imported compounded diet pill use among Brazilian women immigrants in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Jun; 11(3):229-36.
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  36. Hacker KA, Myagmarjav E, Harris V, Suglia SF, Weidner D, Link D. Mental health screening in pediatric practice: factors related to positive screens and the contribution of parental/personal concern. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):1896-906.
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  37. Hyde J, Kim B, Martinez LS, Clark M, Hacker K. Better prepared but spread too thin: the impact of emergency preparedness funding on local public health. Disaster Manag Response. 2006 Oct-Dec; 4(4):106-13.
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  38. Hacker K, Darcy K. Putting "child mental health" into public health. Public Health Rep. 2006 May-Jun; 121(3):292-3.
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  39. Hacker KA, Suglia SF, Fried LE, Rappaport N, Cabral H. Developmental differences in risk factors for suicide attempts between ninth and eleventh graders. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2006 Apr; 36(2):154-66.
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  40. Hacker K, Brown E, Cabral H, Dodds D. Applying a transtheoretical behavioral change model to HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention in adolescent clinics. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Sep; 37(3 Suppl):S80-93.
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  41. Hacker K, Weidner D, McBride J. Integrating pediatrics and mental health: the reality is in the relationships. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Aug; 158(8):833-4.
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  42. He K, Kramer E, Houser RF, Chomitz VR, Hacker KA. Defining and understanding healthy lifestyles choices for adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Jul; 35(1):26-33.
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  43. Hsu K, Christiansen D, O'Connor D, Bernardo J, Hacker K. Self-assessment of tuberculosis infection risk by urban adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Dec; 157(12):1227-31.
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  44. Hacker K, Drainoni ML. Mental health and illness in Boston's children and adolescents: one city's experience and its implications for mental health policy makers. Public Health Rep. 2001 Jul-Aug; 116(4):317-26.
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  45. Hacker KA, Amare Y, Strunk N, Horst L. Listening to youth: teen perspectives on pregnancy prevention. J Adolesc Health. 2000 Apr; 26(4):279-88.
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  46. Hacker K, Wessel GL. School-based health centers and school nurses: cementing the collaboration. J Sch Health. 1998 Dec; 68(10):409-14.
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  47. Hacker KA, Weintraub TA, Fried LE, Ashba J. Role of school-based health centers in referral completion. J Adolesc Health. 1997 Nov; 21(5):328-34.
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  48. Hacker K. Integrating school-based health centers into managed care in Massachusetts. J Sch Health. 1996 Nov; 66(9):317-21.
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  49. Hacker K. Lateral Neck Mass in an Adolescent Athlete. Adolesc Med. 1996 Oct; 7(3):379-384.
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  50. Hacker K, Fried LE, Bablouzian L, Roeber J. A nationwide survey of school health services delivery in urban schools. J Sch Health. 1994 Sep; 64(7):279-83.
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