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Amy Harley, PhD, MPH, RD

Associate Professor
Community & Behavioral Health Promotion
(414) 227-4342
Zilber 409

PhD, Public Health, The Ohio State University
MPH, Community Health Education, Indiana Univeristy
Dietetic Internship, Purdue University
BS, Applied Health Science, Indiana Univeristy


Dr. Amy Harley is a Registered Dietitian and trained in public health, specifically in community health education and health promotion/behavior change. Her research program incorporates both observational and intervention methods to address physical activity participation, healthy food consumption and subsequently chronic disease prevalence in low-income and racial/ethnic minority communities.
Her studies incorporate both mixed methods and community engagement. She has special interests in innovative community-academic partnerships and research designs that address health equity. Active research areas include:

  • African American men’s health
  • Obesity prevention in Latino neighborhoods in Milwaukee
  • Culinary education as a healthy eating intervention for MPS middle school children
  • Physical activity intervention methods for racially and economically diverse older adults
  • Patterns and predictors of health behaviors among residents of low-income housing development