Elaine Hardy, PhD, RN

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Director, Peoria Regional Campus

My research is focused on disparities in health experienced by midlife African American women and physical activity, as well as improving workforce diversity in healthcare and higher education. I have recently duplicated my dissertation research in central Illinois, and would like to replicate the study in Pittsburgh, PA. Findings from these studies will provide a basis for developing a culturally targeted intervention in physical activity among African American women. I am the founder of a local chapter of the National Black Nurses Association in Central Illinois, and was the program evaluator for the HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity grant, working with underrepresented, underserved, undergraduate nursing students.