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