Anne Bradford Harris, PhD, MPH, RD

Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2280
Phone: 608-263-5796
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 29, 2020

Anne Bradford Harris

Leadership: LEND Director
Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Preservice Training/Continuing Education Core Function Lead

Research and Evaluation Core Function Lead
Discipline(s): Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
National Training Directors' Council
No Council Membership
Research: Efficacy of interdisciplinary clinical service models and interdisciplinary interventions, the effects of prematurity on growth and feeding development, program evaluation, screening for nutrition, health and developmental risk
Education: LEND training - interdisciplinary curricula, clinical, research, program evaluation, Public Health - MPH fieldwork supervision, Dietetics training, Public Health Nutrition, Maternal and child nutrition, Curriculum development, including distance-learning formats
Service: Interdisciplinary Feeding Teams - program development integrating service provision, clinical training, research and program development, Clinical and community nutrition services (screening, referral, education, assessment, intervention) for children with special health care needs, focusing on children with neuromuscular disorders (spina bifida, cerebral palsy) and other developmental disabilities



Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Nursing

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Clinical Services Unit Program Manager

MCH LEND Co-Director

Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities


BS (1979) Food Biochemistry (1977) University of California, Davis

MS (1979) Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Thesis: Lysine Imbalances: In Vivo and In Vitro in the Rat

Clinical Fellow in Nutrition (1980), University of Southern California, University Affiliated Program, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles,

RD (1981) Registered Dietitian R583443

MPH (1996) Community Health Sciences University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health,

PhD (2003) Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Dissertation: Defining Nutritional Status and Predicting Nutritional Risk in Children with Developmental Delays Using Multivariate Analysis


1979-80 Nutritionist (Part-time), Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC), Public Health Foundation, Los Angeles

1980-82 Staff Nutritionist, Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial, University of Southern California, School of Medicine

1982 Instructor, Department of Home Economics, California State University, Long Beach: upper division human nutrition courses

1982-90 Nutrition Education Consultant, Dairy Council of California, Los Angeles:

1981-97 Consulting Nutritionist Private Practice: Individual counseling for weight control, pregnancy, vegetarian diets, child nutrition, cholesterol lowering.

1991-93 Staff Nutritionist (part-time), USC University Affiliated Program, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: Assessment of nutritional status and nutrition counseling of children with developmental delays. Member of interdisciplinary team conducting feeding ability evaluations and treatment.

1994-2004 Director of Training in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Director, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (formerly USC University Affiliated Program), Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

2000-2005 Instructor, USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research: teach Maternal and Child Nutrition PM540 (taught annually), Public Health Nutrition (Fall 2004)

2001-2006 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Training Coordinator (2 years), Training Director (3 years), USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

2005- 2006 Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine

2006-Present Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Nursing, UW-Madison


1995-1998 Region IX Nutrition Mentoring Project, MCH Grant MCJ-069345, Project Nutritionist

1998-2003 Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition, UCLA School of Public Health, MCJ-069181-06-0, Continuing Education Coordinator

1999-2001 Adult PKU: Diet for Life (A Demonstration Project), Project Director, Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center

2000-2002 Pacific West Distance-Learning Network, MCH 1T02-MC00004, Project Co-Director

2001-2006 Maternal and Child Health Interdisciplinary Training LEND, 2T73MC00008, Evaluation Director/Training Coordinator, Training Director

2002-2003 New Investigators in MCH Research: Dissertation Award, UCLA School of Public Health, MCH 4 RO3 MC00001 Principal Investigator

2002-2005 Pacific West Distance-Learning Network, MCH-1T02-MC00050, Project Co-Director

2003-2008 Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition, UCLA School of Public Health, MCH 6T 79 MC00013-11, Continuing Education Coordinator

2004-2005 Improving Access to Care for Children/Youth with Epilepsy in California, USC UCEDD, MCH 1 H98MC03905-01, Evaluation Director

2006-2011 MCHB Interdisciplinary Training LEND, 4T73MC000044, Co-Director


Harris AB, Mogannam C, Robinson R, Baer MT. Relationships Between Weight, Height and BMI for Children with Different Developmental Disabilities : A Pilot Study. American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting. 2006. Original Contribution (presentation).

Harris AB, Ogata, B. Building Skills with Special Health Care Needs Children, Workshop, Pediatric Nutrition Symposium, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Dallas, TX, April 20, 2006 (invited speaker)

Harris, AB. Evidence of Increasing Dietary Supplement Use in Children with Special Health Care Needs: Strategies for Improving Parent and Professional Communication. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2005: 105:34-37.

Bentley B, Anderson E, Kim C, Carter, A, Harris AB, Turman J. The Relationship of Gestational Age to Child Feeding Outcomes. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. 2005. Poster.

Harris AB, Trahms C. Nutrition and Physical Assessment: Alternative Techniques and Interpretation and Early Identification and Prevention Through Interdisciplinary Screening and Ongoing Monitoring: Tools and Strategies. Beyond Assessment: The Team Approach to Prevention and Intervention for Overweight and Obesity in Children with Developmental Disabilities, May 2 & 3, 2005 (presentation)

Bentley B, Harris AB. A Demographic Profile of Assessment Data from the USC CHLA Feeding Development Clnic, Beyond Assessment: The Team Approach to Nutrition and Feeding Interventions for Children with Special Needs, May 16, 2004. (presentation)

Manikam S, Harris AB. Developing Measurable Research Outcomes. Beyond Assessment: The Team Approach to Nutrition and Feeding Interventions for Children with Special Needs, May 16, 2004. (Presentation)

Baer MT, Poulsen MK, Howard-Teplansky RB, Harris AB. Effects of Nutrition on Development and Behavior. In Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 3rd Ed., pp 294-311. Levine MD, Carey WD, Crocker AC, Eds. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 1999.

Baer MT, Harris AB. Pediatric Nutrition Assessment - Identifying Children at Risk. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 1997; 97(suppl 2):S107-S115.