Lisa Jane Hardy, PhD

Lisa Jane Hardy Assistant Professor
Northern Arizona University
Blg 65 Rm #239
Phone: 928-523-9135


Lisa Hardy, MA, PhD, is an assistant professor of anthropology at NAU, PI of Health Resilience among American Indians in Arizona, and Assistant Director of Research, Education and Training core of the Center for American Indian Resilience. Dr. Hardy’s research foci include social justice through medical anthropology, health equity, an anthropology of policy, cities, community-engaged research, project evaluation, ethnographic methods; N America.

Dr. Hardy works with community collaborations throughout the state to develop research strategies and implementation plans in the area of public health. Her current research includes a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called Health Resilience among American Indians in Arizona and a a New Investigator’s project training tribal leaders and Community Health Workers (CHWs) on home health assessment and risk mitigation. Dr. Hardy also serves regional communities through community-engaged trainings on data collection, analysis, and capacity building teaching workshops and courses on community collaboration and partners with local health clinics and organizations to build community and university capacity. Her other local work includes consultation on neighborhood issues, training medical students in social determinants of health, developing and implementing the evaluation of large scale multi-sectoral partnerships, narrative medicine, and health equity efforts through provider education and systemic change.



Hardy LJ, Hughes A, Hulen E, Schwartz A. (2016) "Implementing Qualitative Data Management Plans to Ensure Ethical Standards in Multi-partner Centers." J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2016 Apr;11(2):191-8. doi: 10.1177/1556264616636233.

Hardy LJ, Hulen E (2016) Anthropologists address health equity: recognizing barriers to care.  Pract Anthropol. 2016 Spring;38(2):15-17. DOI: 10.17730/0888-4552-38.2.15

Hardy, L., Hughes, A., Hulen, E., Evans, C., & Begay, R. C. (2015). Hiring the experts: best practices for community-engaged research. Qualitative Research. doi: 10.1177/1468794115579474

Mundell, L., Hardy, L., De Niz, R., & Thomas, M. (2015). Defying Displacement: Organizing for a Beautiful Life in Flagstaff, Arizona. Practicing Anthropology, 37(2). doi:

Michalowski, Raymond and Hardy, Lisa (2014) "Victimizing the Undocumented: Immigration Policy and Border Enforcement as State Crime" in Rothe and Kauzlarich (eds.) Toward a Victimology of State Crime. (London and New York: Routledge).

Hardy, L., Figueroa Flores, A., Hughes, A., Hulen, E., Corrales, C., Scranton, R., & Begay, R. (2014). Toolkit for Community-engaged Wellness Mapping. Ces4 Health.

Hardy, L.J., Bohan, K., Quezada, J., Trotter, R.T., II. (2013) Synthesizing evidence-based strategies and community-engaged research: A model to address social determinants of health. Public Health Reports Social Determinants of Health Supplement. Public Health Rep. 2013 Nov;128 Suppl 3:68-76.