Jennifer Uhrig

Center Director for The Center for Communication Science


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

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Jennifer Uhrig, PhD, has nearly two decades 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 5-year contract for the CDC to provide research and evaluation of all of their HIV/AIDS prevention communication science programs for general education, testing, prevention, and care services.