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Hendrik De Heer, PhD, MPH

Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionNorthern Arizona University
DepartmentHealth Sciences
Address1000 S Beaver St, PO 15095
Flagstaff AZ 86011
Phone(480) 414-3993
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    U54CA143925     (INGRAM, JANI CHERI)Sep 29, 2009 - Aug 31, 2024
    1/2 The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R01MD013352     (DE HEER, HENDRIK DIRK)Sep 13, 2018 - Apr 30, 2022
    Impact of Navajo Nation Tax on Junk Food
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Eddie R, Curley C, Yazzie D, Francisco S, Antone-Nez R, Begay GA, Sanderson PR, George C, Shin S, Jumbo-Rintila S, Teufel-Shone N, Baldwin J, de Heer HD. Practicing Tribal Sovereignty Through a Tribal Health Policy: Implementation of the Healthy Din? Nation Act on the Navajo Nation. Prev Chronic Dis. 2022 Nov 23; 19:E78. PMID: 36417292.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. John B, Etsitty SO, Greenfeld A, Alsburg R, Egge M, Sandman S, George C, Curley C, Curley C, de Heer HD, Begay G, Ashley ME, Yazzie D, Antone-Nez R, Sunhi Shin S, Bancroft C. Navajo Nation Stores Show Resilience During COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Promot Pract. 2022 Nov; 23(1_suppl):86S-95S. PMID: 36374592.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    3. Sean EO, John B, Greenfeld A, Alsburg R, Egge M, Sandman S, George C, Curley C, Curley C, de Heer HD, Begay G, Jumbo-Rintila S, Ashley ME, Yazzie D, Antone-Nez R, Shin SS, Bancroft C. Implementation of Indigenous Food Tax Policies in Stores on Navajo Nation. Health Promot Pract. 2022 Nov; 23(1_suppl):76S-85S. PMID: 36374598.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Trujillo Lalla A, George C, Bancroft C, Edison T, Ricks A, Tabb K, Sandman S, Salt SK, Curley C, de Heer HD, Curley CA, Yazzie D, Shin SS. Shopper Purchasing Trends at Small Stores on the Navajo Nation since the Passage of the Healthy Din? Nation Act Tax: A Multi-Year Cross-sectional Survey. Curr Dev Nutr. 2022 May; 6(5):nzac040. PMID: 35592518.
    5. Yazzie D, Tallis K, Curley C, Sanderson PR, Eddie R, Shin S, Behrens TK, George C, Antone-Nez R, Jumbo-Rintila S, Begay GA, de Heer HD. The Navajo Nation Healthy Din? Nation Act: A Description of Community Wellness Projects Funded by a 2% Tax on Minimal-to-No-Nutritious-Value Foods. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022 Mar-Apr 01; 28(2):E471-E479. PMID: 34016908.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Lane TS, Sonderegger DL, Holeva-Eklund WM, Brazendale K, Behrens TK, Howdeshell H, Walka S, Cook J, de Heer HD. Author Response to: "Seasonal Variability in Weight Gain Among Children: A Closer Examination of the Interaction Effects". Am J Prev Med. 2022 02; 62(2):e135-e136. PMID: 34657770.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. de Heer HD, Kaufman A, Repka CP, Rojas K, Charley B, Bounds R. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Accuracy of Unloading Is Affected by Support Frame Height. J Strength Cond Res. 2021 Oct 01; 35(10):2910-2914. PMID: 31403571.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. George C, Bancroft C, Salt S, Curley C, Curley C, Eddie R, Edison T, de Heer H, Sanderson PR, Yazzie D, Antone-Nez R, Shin S. Successful implementation of the Healthy Din? Nation Act in stores on the Navajo Nation. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Dec; 24:101573. PMID: 34976637.
    9. George C, Bancroft C, Salt SK, Curley CS, Curley C, de Heer HD, Yazzie D, Eddie R, Antone-Nez R, Shin SS. Changes in food pricing and availability on the Navajo Nation following a 2% tax on unhealthy foods: The Healthy Din? Nation Act of 2014. PLoS One. 2021; 16(9):e0256683. PMID: 34473739.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    10. Lane TS, Sonderegger DL, Holeva-Eklund WM, Brazendale K, Behrens TK, Howdeshell H, Walka S, Cook JR, de Heer HD. Seasonal Variability in Weight Gain Among American Indian, Black, White, and Hispanic Children: A 3.5-Year Study. Am J Prev Med. 2021 05; 60(5):658-665. PMID: 33632651.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Yazzie D, Tallis K, Curley C, Sanderson PR, Eddie R, Behrens TK, Antone-Nez R, Ashley M, Benally HJ, Begay GA, Jumbo-Rintila Ma S, de Heer HD. The Navajo Nation Healthy Din? Nation Act: A Two Percent Tax on Foods of Minimal-to-No Nutritious Value, 2015-2019. Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 09 03; 17:E100. PMID: 32886061.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Delaney M, Warren M, Kinslow B, de Heer H, Ganley K. Association and Dose-Response Relationship of Self-Reported Physical Activity and Disability Among Adults =50 Years: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2016. J Aging Phys Act. 2019 Nov 21; 1-8. PMID: 31756719.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    13. Carter V, Jain T, James J, Cornwall M, Aldrich A, de Heer HD. The 3-m Backwards Walk and Retrospective Falls: Diagnostic Accuracy of a Novel Clinical Measure. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2019 Oct/Dec; 42(4):249-255. PMID: 29095771.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. de Heer HD, Bea J, Kinslow B, Thuraisingam R, Valdez L, Yazzie E, Schwartz AL. Development of a culturally relevant physical activity intervention for Navajo cancer survivors. Collaborations (Coral Gables). 2019; 2(1). PMID: 33615234.
    15. Teufel-Shone NI, Schwartz AL, Hardy LJ, de Heer HD, Williamson HJ, Dunn DJ, Polingyumptewa K, Chief C. Supporting New Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 12 25; 16(1). PMID: 30585213.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Kinslow B, De Heer HD, Warren M. Few adults with functional limitations advised to exercise more or lose weight in NHANES 2011-14 seek health professional assistance: An opportunity for physical therapists. Physiother Theory Pract. 2019 May; 35(5):471-477. PMID: 29498558.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Skapinsky KF, Persky S, Lewis M, Goergen A, Ashida S, de Heer HD, Hadley D, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Heart disease risk information, encouragement, and physical activity among Mexican-origin couples: Self- or spouse-driven change? Transl Behav Med. 2018 01 29; 8(1):95-104. PMID: 29385582.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Mueller K, Prins R, de Heer HD. An Online Intervention Increases Empathy, Resilience, and Work Engagement Among Physical Therapy Students. J Allied Health. 2018; 47(3):196-203. PMID: 30194826.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Bea JW, de Heer HD, Valdez L, Kinslow B, Yazzie E, Lee MC, Nez P, Dalgai S, Schwartz A. Physical Activity among Navajo Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2018; 25(2):54-73. PMID: 29889948.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Schwartz AL, de Heer HD, Bea JW. Initiating Exercise Interventions to Promote Wellness in Cancer Patients and Survivors. Oncology (Williston Park). 2017 10 15; 31(10):711-7. PMID: 29083464.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. de Heer HD, Warren M. Physical Therapy and Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 01; 41(19):1515-1522. PMID: 26998645.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. de Heer HD, de la Haye K, Skapinsky K, Goergen AF, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Let's Move Together. Health Educ Behav. 2017 02; 44(1):141-152. PMID: 27198532.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Goergen AF, Ashida S, Skapinsky K, de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. What You Don't Know: Improving Family Health History Knowledge among Multigenerational Families of Mexican Origin. Public Health Genomics. 2016; 19(2):93-101. PMID: 26854931.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Balc?zar HG, de Heer HD, Wise Thomas S, Redelfs A, Rosenthal EL, Burgos X, Duarte MO. Promotoras Can Facilitate Use of Recreational Community Resources: The Mi Coraz?n Mi Comunidad Cohort Study. Health Promot Pract. 2016 05; 17(3):343-52. PMID: 26542302.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Balc?zar HG, de Heer HD. Community health workers as partners in the management of non-communicable diseases. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Sep; 3(9):e508-9. PMID: 26187362.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Wise S, Redelfs AH, Rosenthal EL, Duarte MO. Improved Cardiovascular Risk among Hispanic Border Participants of the Mi Coraz?n Mi Comunidad Promotores De Salud Model: The HEART II Cohort Intervention Study 2009-2013. Front Public Health. 2015; 3:149. PMID: 26090358.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    
    27. McNeill DK, de Heer HD, Bounds RG, Coast JR. Accuracy of unloading with the anti-gravity treadmill. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Mar; 29(3):863-8. PMID: 25226319.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Kline JR, Raab S, Coast JR, Bounds RG, McNeill DK, de Heer HD. Conversion table for running on lower body positive pressure treadmills. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Mar; 29(3):854-62. PMID: 25162650.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Schwartz AL, Biddle-Newberry M, de Heer HD. Randomized trial of exercise and an online recovery tool to improve rehabilitation outcomes of cancer survivors. Phys Sportsmed. 2015 May; 43(2):143-9. PMID: 25598168.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Salinas JJ, de Heer HD, Lapeyrouse LM, Heyman JM, Balc?zar HG. Insurance Status Is a Greater Barrier Than Income or Acculturation to Chronic Disease Screening in the Mexican Origin Population in El Paso, Texas. Hisp Health Care Int. 2015; 13(4):197-208. PMID: 26671560.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    31. McNeill DK, de Heer HD, Williams CP, Coast JR. Metabolic accommodation to running on a body weight-supported treadmill. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 May; 115(5):905-10. PMID: 25488671.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Sutliffe JT, Wilson LD, de Heer HD, Foster RL, Carnot MJ. C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Feb; 23(1):32-7. PMID: 25637150.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Rosenthal EL, Balcazar HG, De Heer HD, Wise S, Flores L, Aguirre M. Critical reflections on the role of CBPR within an RCT community health worker prevention intervention. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Jul-Sep; 37(3):241-9. PMID: 24887525.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Balcazar HG, Wise S, Redelfs A, Rosenthal EL, de Heer HD, Burgos X, Duarte-Gardea M. Perceptions of Community Health Workers (CHWs/PS) in the U.S.-Mexico border HEART CVD study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Feb 10; 11(2):1873-84. PMID: 24518646.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Hovick SR, Wilkinson AV, Ashida S, de Heer HD, Koehly LM. The impact of personalized risk feedback on Mexican Americans' perceived risk for heart disease and diabetes. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):222-34. PMID: 24463396.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Persky S, de Heer HD, McBride CM, Reid RJ. The role of weight, race, and health care experiences in care use among young men and women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr; 22(4):1194-200. PMID: 24318861.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. de Heer HD, Balc?zar HG, Morera OF, Lapeyrouse L, Heyman JM, Salinas J, Zambrana RE. Barriers to care and comorbidities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Public Health Rep. 2013 Nov-Dec; 128(6):480-8. PMID: 24179259.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. de Heer HD, Salinas J, Lapeyrouse LM, Heyman J, Morera OF, Balcazar HG. Binational utilization and barriers to care among Mexican American border residents with diabetes. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 Sep; 34(3):147-54. PMID: 24233106.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Ayode D, McBride CM, de Heer HD, Watanabe E, Gebreyesus T, Tora A, Tadele G, Davey G. A qualitative study exploring barriers related to use of footwear in rural highland ethiopia: implications for neglected tropical disease control. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(4):e2199. PMID: 23638211.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    
    40. de la Haye K, de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Predictors of parent-child relationships that support physical activity in Mexican-American families. J Behav Med. 2014 Apr; 37(2):234-44. PMID: 23203139.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Strong LL, Bondy ML, Koehly LM. Sitting time and health outcomes among Mexican origin adults: obesity as a mediator. BMC Public Health. 2012 Oct 23; 12:896. PMID: 23092387.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Ayode D, McBride CM, de Heer H, Watanabe E, Gebreyesus T, Tadele G, Tora A, Davey G. The association of beliefs about heredity with preventive and interpersonal behaviors in communities affected by podoconiosis in rural Ethiopia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Oct; 87(4):623-30. PMID: 22826482.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. de Heer HD, Koehly L, Pederson R, Morera O. Effectiveness and spillover of an after-school health promotion program for Hispanic elementary school children. Am J Public Health. 2011 Oct; 101(10):1907-13. PMID: 21852659.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Castro F, Schulz L. A path analysis of a randomized promotora de salud cardiovascular disease-prevention trial among at-risk Hispanic adults. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Feb; 39(1):77-86. PMID: 21680806.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. de Heer H, Balcazar HG, Cardenas V, Rosenthal L, Schulz LO. Ethnic Pride and Cardiovascular Health Among Mexican American Adults Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hisp J Behav Sci. 2011 May; 33(2):204-220. PMID: 22610060.
    46. Balc?zar HG, de Heer H, Rosenthal L, Aguirre M, Flores L, Puentes FA, Cardenas VM, Duarte MO, Ortiz M, Schulz LO. A promotores de salud intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in a high-risk Hispanic border population, 2005-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Mar; 7(2):A28. PMID: 20158973.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    47. Kong PW, de Heer H. Anthropometric, gait and strength characteristics of kenyan distance runners. J Sports Sci Med. 2008; 7(4):499-504. PMID: 24149957.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    
    48. Kong PW, De Heer H. Wearing the F-Scan mobile in-shoe pressure measurement system alters gait characteristics during running. Gait Posture. 2009 Jan; 29(1):143-5. PMID: 18621533.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Rosenthal EL, de Heer H, Rush CH, Holderby LR. Focus on the future: a community health worker research agenda by and for the field. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2008; 2(3):183-184, 225-35. PMID: 20208200.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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