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Jennifer F. Lucarelli, Ph.D.


A headshot of Jennifer Lucarelli.

Title: Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3098 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8667
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail:  [email protected]

Educational Background:
PHD; Human Nutrition; Michigan State University
MA; Exercise Science; Central Michigan University
BA; Psychology; Central Michigan University 

Teaching Interests: 
Food Politics 
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.

Professional Affiliations:
American Public Health Association

Personal Interests:
Soccer, swimming, biking, running, cooking, being outdoors, music


School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
[email protected]