Jennifer Pharr
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Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health
GTW 324
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Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health's Environmental and Occupational Health Department. Her research interests include disparities in healthcare access/health service utilization of vulnerable populations, particularly sexual and gender minorities; disease disparities including HIV, mental health, and chronic diseases; barriers that impede and facilitators that enhance healthy behaviors such as HIV testing, preventive care, and disease prevention; the use of social marketing to promote health; the intersection of sport, physical activity, and health; and using sport to advance health, especially among women.

Research Specialties

  • Disparities in healthcare access /health service utilization of vulnerable populations.
  • Disease disparities. 
  • Barriers that impede healthy behaviors such as preventive care and disease prevention.
  • The intersection of sport, physical activity, and health.
  • The use of social marketing to promote health.

Mentoring Topics

Technical and scientific writing, faculty writing productivity, faculty writing groups, scholarship of teaching and learning coach, mixed methods research