Lisa Jane Hardy, PhD

Lisa Jane Hardy Associate Professor
Northern Arizona University
Blg 65 Rm #239
Phone: 928-523-0735


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.



2017     HardyL.J., E. Hulen, K. Shaw, L. Mundell, C. Evans. Ripple Effect: An evaluation tool for increasing effectiveness through community health partnerships. Action Research Journal. Online ahead of print February 14.
2016     HardyL.J., A. Hughes, E. Hulen, A.L. Schwartz. Implementing Qualitative Data Management Plans to Ensure Ethical Standards in Multi-partner Centers. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 11(2).
2016     Hardy L.J., Hulen E. “Anthropologists Address Health Equity: Recognizing Barriers to Care.” Practicing Anthropology. Spring 2016, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 15-17.
2015     Mundell L., Hardy, L.J., De Niz R., Thomas M. “Defying Displacement: Organizing for a Beautiful Life in Flagstaff, Arizona. Practicing Anthropology. (37) 2. 
2015     Hardy L.J., Hughes A., Hulen E., Evans C., Begay R.C. “Hiring the Experts: Best Practices for Community-engaged Research.” Qualitative Research. 
2014     Hardy L.J., A.F. Figueroa, A. Hughes, E. Hulen, C. Corrales, R. Scranton, R.C. Begay. Toolkit for Community-engaged Wellness Mapping.
2014     Michalowski R., Hardy L.J., “Victimizing the Undocumented: Immigration Policy and Border Enforcement as State Crime” in Rothe and Kauzlarich (eds.) (2014). Toward a Victimology of State Crime. London and New Your Routledge. 
2013     Hardy L.J., Bohan K., Trotter R. Synthesizing Evidence-based Strategies and Community-engaged Research: A Model to Address Social Determinants of Health. Public Health Reports V128 Special Supplement 3: Applying Social Determinants of Health to Public Health Practice.  
2013     Hardy L.J., Wertheim P., Bohan K., Quezada J., Henley E. (2013). A Model for Evaluating the Activities of a Coalition-based Policy Action Group: The Case of Hermosa Vida. Health Promotion Practice. Jul;14(4):514-23. 
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 health. Am J Public Health. Jul;102(7):1250-4.