Director, SHARP Center for Women and Girls; Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Dr. Michelle Segar is Director of the University of Michigan SHARP Center for Women and Girls and is an Assitant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology, M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education, and M.S. in Kinesiology all from the University of Michigan. Dr. Segar is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary research in women's exercise goals, motivation, and behavior. Her research investigates the cultural norms and gender-specific pressures that undermine sustainable physical activity motivation, self-regulation, and behavior. Trained as an interventionist and translational researcher, Dr. Segar also develops and evaluates interventions and marketing messages to foster sustainable physical activity and self-care.