Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Undergraduate Program Director
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- PhD, Public Health (Community Health Sciences), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2017)
- MPH, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2009)
- BS Economics, BA French, Auburn University, Auburn, AL (2006)
- Adolescent and youth/young adult health
- Community-based participatory research (CBPR) / Youth participatory action research (YPAR)
- Housing and health
- Tobacco and substance use inequities
- HIV prevention and treatment
Dr. Jennifer Felner (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Program Director in the School of Public Health. She is a community health scientist with postdoctoral training in social epidemiology. In her research, Dr. Felner leverages multiple methods, critical epistemologies, and participatory research approaches to examine and intervene on the upstream determinants of health inequities among youth, particularly LGBTQ+ youth and transitional-aged youth experiencing homelessness. Dr. Felner’s primary research aim is to advance health equity for youth and build community power to develop sustainable community health improvements. Prior to beginning a research and teaching career, Dr. Felner developed and implemented child maltreatment prevention programs in community-based and clinical settings.
For an up-to-date list of publications see Google Scholar.