Bridget Harr


•    MA, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara, 2012
•    BA, Africana and Sociology, Bates College, 2007


Bridget joined the Flex Monitoring Team at the University of Southern Maine in 2023. There she serves as a Policy Associate, researching rural health policies and outcomes, with a focus on the role of Critical Access Hospitals. Prior to transitioning to an applied research setting, Bridget was an Assistant Professor of Sociology, where her research and teaching focused on the myriad manifestations of and responses to health inequality in society. She remains committed to illuminating and intervening in socially produced vulnerabilities, by facilitating evidence- and experience-based understandings of the systemic causes and consequences of health inequalities, and the many, distinct-yet-interconnected points of intervention that will cultivate health equity. As part of the Flex Monitoring Team, she works to both reveal and rectify rural health inequities, by identifying barriers in the provision of rural health services and informing interventions to improve access to quality health care in rural communities. 

Research Interests

•    Environmental Health
•    Health Equity & Policy
•    Rural Health Disparities
•    Social Determinants of Health

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