Phyllis Pirie, Ph.D., is an expert in the evaluation of community-based health programs. Her research includes programs that prevent smoking by youth and programs that curb smoking by pregnant women including studies on the effects of second-hand smoke on infants and children. Her teaching focuses on health program evaluation, data collection and the study of lifestyle factors as they relate to health and disease. Pirie was the evaluation director for the Minnesota Heart Health Program and later for the Minnesota Youth Tobacco Initiative. She founded and directed the Data Collection and Support Services unit, a survey group supporting projects in the Division of Epidemiology and throughout the health sciences at the University of Minnesota.
preventing smoking by youth and programs that curb smoking by pregnant women including studies on the effects of second-hand smoke on infants and children
Jradi, H., Wewers, M.E., Pirie, P. et al. Lebanese medical students’ intention to deliver smoking cessation advice. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, 2015, 5(2):117-123.
Hood, N, Wewers, ME, Ferketich, AK, Klein, EG, Pirie, P. Predictors of Voluntary Home-Smoking Restrictions and Associations With an Objective Measure of In-Home Smoking Among Subsidized Housing Tenants. Am J Health Promot. 2013 Nov-Dec;28(2):97-104. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.120816-QUAN-399.
Jradi, H, Wewers, ME, Pirie, PL, Binkley, PF, Ferketich, AK. Tobacco dependence curricula in Middle Eastern and North African medical education. Tobacco Control. 2013 Nov;22(6):427-8. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050500.
Jradi, H, Wewers, ME, Pirie, P, Binckley, P, Ferketich, AK. Cigarette and waterpipe smoking associated knowledge and behavior among medical students in Lebanon. East Mediterr Health J. 2013 Oct;19(10):861-8.
Hood, N, Ferketich, AK, Klein, EG, Wewers, ME, Pirie, P. Smoking behaviors and cessation interests among multiunit subsidized housing tenants. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013 Jul 3;10:E108; quiz E108. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.120302.
Hood, N, Ferketich, A, Klein, E, Wewers, ME, Pirie, P. Individual, social and environmental factors associated with support for smoke-free housing policies among subsidized multiunit housing tenants. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2013 Jun;15(6):1075-83. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts246
Hennrikus,D. Pirie,P., Hellerstedt,W. , Lando, H. Steele, J.Dunn, C. Increasing Support for Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Results of a Pilot Study. Preventive Medicine, 2010; 50(3):134-137.
Laura J. Solomon, Bunn, Janice Y., Flynn, Brian S., Pirie, Phyllis L., Worden, John K., Ashikaga, Takamaru. Mass media for smoking cessation in adolescents. Health Education & Behavior. Aug;36(4): 2009. 642-59.
Laura J. Solomon, Bunn, Janice Y., Flynn, Brian S., Pirie, Phyllis L., Worden, John K., Ashikaga, Takamaru. Mass media for smoking cessation in adolescents. Health Education & Behavior, in press. Epub ahead of print, June 29, 2007; DOI:10.1177/1090198106298421.
Jordan, Catherine M., Lee, Patrician A., Olkon, Ruth, and Pirie, Phyllis L. Messages from Moms: Barriers to and facilitators of behavior change in a lead poisoning prevention education project. Journal of Health Communications, 12:771-786, 2007.
Daly, Kathleen A., Pirie, Phyllis L., Rhodes, Kristine L., Hunter, Lisa L., and Davey, Cynthia S. Early otitis media among Minnesota American Indians: The Little Ears study. American Journal of Public Health, 97(2):317-22; 2007.
Daly, KA; Pirie, PL; Rhodes, KL; Hunter, LL; Davey, CS. Early otitis media among Minnesota American Indians: The Little Ears Study. Am. J. Public Health. 2006 Dec. 28 Epub ahead of print.
Malmer BS; Feychting M; Lonn S; Lindstrom S; Gronberg H; Ahlbom A; Solomon, Laura J.; Bunn, Janice Y.; Pirie, Phyllis L.; Worden, John K.; and Flynn, Brian S. Self-efficacy and outcome expectations for quitting among adolescent smokers. Addictive Behaviors. 31:2006. 1122-1132.