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Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Office: BHS 517A
Mail Code: 3064
Phone: 702-895-2006
Email: jennifer.pharr@unlv.edu

Biography

Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health's Environmental and Occupational Health Department. Her research interests include: the intersection of sport, physical activity and health; barriers in the built environment that impede healthy behaviors such as participation in preventative care and physical activity; the use of social marketing to promote health and disparities in healthcare/health service utilization of vulnerable populations. She is active in Southern Nevada Strong, a project funded by a 3.5 million dollar HUD grant to plan a sustainable community in Southern Nevada. She also serves as a board member on the Nevada Commission on Services for Persons with Disabilities.

Research Specialties

  • Barriers that impede healthy behaviors such as preventive care and disease prevention
  • Interventions to reduce barriers to healthy behaviors
  • Disparities in healthcare/health service utilization of vulnerable populations
  • 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