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