Lisa Jane Hardy, PhD

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


Dr. Hardy received her PhD from Temple University in 2007. She is a Fellow with the Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute (IHPI) at NAU and an Associate of the Arizona Cancer Center. Research interests include Medical anthropology, health equity, social determinants of health, health policy, cities, community-engaged research, ethnographic methods; N America.

Dr. Hardy is currently actively engaged in several Arizona-based projects that investigate patient-physician communication, narrative medicine, wellness and resilience, immigration, and policy.

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 called Health Resilience among American Indians in Arizona Dr. Hardy is also collaborating with a local Community Health Center to develop a Health Partners clinical program offering training and opportunities for students to serve as partners connecting patients with local resources. 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, use and development of parks for greater accessibility, and social and cultural meanings of food. She serves as the faculty advisor for the campus chapter of Partners in Health Engage.


Recent publications:


Hardy LJ, Hughes A, Hulen E, Schwartz A. (forthcoming February 2016) "Implementing Qualitative Data Management Plans to Ensure Ethical Standards in Multi-partner Centers." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.


Hardy LJ, Hulen E (forthcoming April 2016) Anthropologists address health equity: recognizing barriers to care. Practicing Anthropology.


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


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


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., 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.


Hardy, L.J., Wertheim, P., Bohan, K., Quezada, J., Henley, E. (2012). A Model for Evaluating the Activities of a Coalition-based Policy Action Group: The Case of Hermosa Vida. Health Promotion Practice. November 2012.


Hardy, L.J., Getrich, C., Quezada, J., Michalowski, R., Henley, E. (2012). A call for further research on the impact of state-level immigration policies on public healthAm J Public Health. 2012 Jul;102(7):1250-4. Epub 2012 May 17.