Deborah Hennrikus, PhD

Associate Professor Emerita, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Deborah Hennrikus

Contact Info

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

PhD, Behavioral Science in Relation to Medicine, University of Newcastle

MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Kansas

BA, Psychology, Colorado College


My research focuses on smoking cessation, decreasing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and worksite safety and health promotion. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants

  • 2016–2017, Clearway Minnesota, "Impact of Smoke-Free Policy Implementation in Public Housing Buildings: Dissemination," Principal Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Selected Publications 

  • Hunt MK, Hennrikus D, Brosseau LM, Hannan PJ, Katz M, Pinsker EA, Lando HA, Egelhoff C. "Characteristics of Employees of Small Manufacturing Businesses by Occupation: Informing Evidence-Based Intervention Planning," Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine, Nov 2015
  • Pinsker EA, Hennrikus DJ, Hannan PJ, Lando HA, Brosseau LM. "Smoking patterns, quit behaviors, and smoking environment of workers in small manufacturing companies," American Journal of Industrial Medicine, July 2015
  • Yzer M, Weisman S, Mejia N, Hennrikus D, Choi K, DeSimone S. "Informing Tobacco Cessation Benefit Use Interventions for Unionized Blue-Collar Workers: A Mixed-Methods Reasoned Action Approach," Prevention Science, Aug 2015



  • PubH 6673, Grant Writing for Public Health