Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Harry Shannon

BA (Oxford), MSc (Birmingham), PhD (London)

Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

905.525.9140 x 22147

Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Communications Research Lab, Room 221
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4K1

Office location: CRL-221

Administrative Assistant: Leah Macdonald
905.525.9140 x 22882

Academic Interests

Dr. Shannon's research interests have included workplace health and safety, specifically the role of organizational factors and interventions to create safe workplaces. He is currently chair of the Methodology Working Group for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. He is involved in several global health projects, including surveys in Lebanon, Palestine and Haiti.

Selected Publications

  1. Shannon HS, Hutson R, Kolbe A, Haines T Stringer B.  Choosing a survey sample when data on the population are limited: a method using Global Positioning Systems and satellite photographs.  Emerging Themes in Epidemiology.  2012; 9:5
  2. Griffith LE, Shannon HS, Wells RP, Walter SD, Cole DC, Côté P, Frank J, Hogg-Johnson S, Langlois LE.  Individual Participant Data (IPD) Meta-Analysis of Mechanical Workplace Risk Factors and Low Back Pain with Assessment of Confounding and Heterogeneity of Effect Measures.  Am J Public Health 2012; 102(2):309-318.
  3. Kolbe AR, Hutson RA, Shannon H, Trzcinksi E, Levitz, N, Puccio M, James L, Miles B. Mortality, crime and access to basic needs before and after the Haiti earthquake: A random survey of Port-au-Prince households. Medicine, Conflict and Survival 2010; 26(4): 281-297.
  4. Shannon HS, Norman GK. Deriving the factor structure of safety climate scales. Safety Science 2009;47(3):327-9.
  5. Giacaman R, Shannon HS, Saab H, Arya N, Boyce W. Individual and collective exposure to political violence: Palestinian adolescents coping with conflict. Eur J Public Health 2007;17:361-8
  6. Shannon HS, Vidmar M. How low can they go? Potential for reduction in work injury rates. Inj Prev 2004;10(5):292-5.
  7. Shannon HS, Lowe G. How many injured workers do not file claims for workers' compensation benefits? Am J Ind Med 2002;42(6):467-73.
  8. Shannon HS, Woodward CA, Cunningham CE, McIntosh J, Lendrum B, Brown J, Rosenbloom D. Changes in general health and musculoskeletal outcome in the workforce of a hospital undergoing rapid change: results of a longitudinal study. J Occup Health Psychol 2001;6(1):3-14
  9. Shannon HS, Mayr J, Haines T. Overview of the relationship between organizational and workplace factors and injury rates. Safety Science 1997;26:201-217.
  10. Shannon HS, Walters V, Lewchuk W, Richardson J, Moran L, Haines T, Verma D. Workplace organization correlates of lost time accident rates in manufacturing. Am J Ind Med 1996;29:258-268.

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