Jennifer F. Lucarelli, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3098 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8667
Fax: (248) 364-8657
PHD; Human Nutrition; Michigan State University
MA; Exercise Science; Central Michigan University
BA; Psychology; Central Michigan University
Community and Public Health
Community Engaged Research Methods
Health Behavior Theories
Dr. Lucarelli conducts community-based participatory research addressing social determinants of health with a focus on reducing health disparities. She has worked on policy, systems, and environmental interventions in a variety of community settings. With expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, Dr. Lucarelli utilizes mixed methods to design, implement, and evaluate innovative interventions using principles of health behavior theories. Her goal is to translate research findings into policies, programs, and environmental changes that directly impact local communities. Dr. Lucarelli serves as the Chair of the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! coalition, which includes over 50 partnering organizations. She also serves on the Executive Team of the Oakland County Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) program which provides recreation and enrichment opportunities to local youth.
American Public Health Association
Soccer, swimming, biking, running, cooking, being outdoors, music