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Jennifer Uhrig

Deputy Director, Health Communication Program

Jennifer Uhrig, PhD, has 15 years of professional experience in health communication and health services research. Her expertise spans the health communication process from initial exploratory research to product development and pretesting to designing and conducting comprehensive process and outcome evaluations of public health communication and social marketing campaigns. She is skilled at both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including the design, conduct, and analysis of experiments, surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews. Dr. Uhrig has led numerous multiyear, federally funded research projects for clients including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She is also experienced at managing large, multidisciplinary research teams. Over the past decade, Dr. Uhrig has led more than a dozen large, federally funded health communication projects focused on HIV prevention, testing, treatment adherence, and retention in care. Dr. Uhrig is currently leading a contract for HRSA to develop, implement, and evaluate the UCARE4LIFE text messaging program for HIV-positive racial and ethnic minority youth as well as the evaluation of CDC's Act Against AIDS national communication campaign.

Education

PhD, Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University; MHA, Health Administration, Wilkes University; BBA, Business Administration, Wilkes University.

Latest Publications

Promoting sexual health equity in the United States: Implications from exploratory research with African-American adults — Health Education Research
Friedman, A.L., Uhrig, J., Poehlman, J., Scales, M., & Hogben, M. (Feb 2014)
Program evaluation
Michalos, A.C. (Ed.) (Jan 2014)
Knowledge, beliefs and behaviours related to STD risk, prevention, and screening among a sample of African American men and women — Health Education Journal
Uhrig, J.D., Friedman, A., Poehlman, J., Scales, M., & Forsythe, A. (Mar 2013)
Implementing an SMS-Based Intervention for Persons Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus — Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Harris, J.L., Furberg, R., Martin, N., Kuhns, L., Lewis, M.A., Coomes, C., & Uhrig, J.D. (Mar 2013)
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