Vice Provost & Chief Inclusion Officer

Jennifer Hatcher, PhD, MPH, MSN

Vice Provost & Chief Inclusion Officer
African AMerican women smiling with a backdrop of trees and blurry background of grey mountains. She is wearing a dark blue blazer wirh a white button button blouse. She is standing with her arms folded across her chest.

Dr. Jennifer Hatcher, PhD, MPH, MSN, is the newly appointed Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion at the Provost Office since February 2024. Having previously served as the interim in this role since August 2023, Dr. Hatcher brings a wealth of experience, having been the associate director of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility for the University of Arizona Cancer Center. As a full Professor and associate director of community outreach and engagement at Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Cancer Center, she established the office of Community Outreach and Engagement, demonstrating her commitment to fostering inclusivity and engagement.

Dr. Hatcher's impactful work includes the establishment of the Community Advisory Board, collaboration with indigenous communities, and initiatives such as the Research Outreach for Southern Arizona program. Notably, she played a pivotal role in partnering with tribal communities to enhance cancer prevention and educational programs, hosting conferences and spearheading projects to address health disparities.

With a background rooted in nursing and public health, Dr. Hatcher earned her Bachelors and master's in nursing from West Virginia University, a Master's in Public Health, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. She has a distinguished career as a professor and researcher, focusing on health equity and disparities, exemplified by her leadership in initiatives like the DREAM Center. Dr. Hatcher's dedication to diversity, inclusion, and health equity positions her as a transformative leader in her role as Vice Provost.


Office Assistant