College of Health Sciences
Jennifer L. Conner received her Doctorate of Public Health in Leadership at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She also received her Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics from UAMS as well as a Masters of Applied Psychology from the University of Arkansas for Little Rock. Dr. Conner will be serving as a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University within the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Conner has extensive experience in behavioral research, clinical research, grant administration, community-based public health programming, and policy evaluation. She has brought together academic institutions, hospitals, schools, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, municipalities, and non-profits to investigate and evaluate a broad range of health topics, including childhood obesity, respiratory illness, traumatic brain injury, cancer, and birth defects. She has also examined healthcare system topics such as access to quality care, safety net benefits, and incentive-based insurance. Dr. Conner has supported numerous community-based projects, including the development of several community gardens and bike/pedestrian trails. She has investigated health disparities and evaluated disease prevention and health promotion strategies, including worksite wellness, park enhancements, and food hubs. Dr. Conner has a number of publications and has given many presentations at the national, regional, state, and local level.