Amy Harley

Amy Harley, PhD, MPH, RD

  • Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Curriculum Vitae


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


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 developments.