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Michelle Segar

Michelle Segar, Ph.D., M.P.H. / Associate Director, SHARP

(734) 615-4477

Research Investigator, Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG)
President, Michelle Segar, LLC

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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. Her latest research studies behavioral branding and gender differences to exercise marketing and messaging. Trained as an interventionist and translational researcher, Dr. Segar also develops and evaluates methods to foster sustainable physical activity and self-care.

She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, American Association of University Women, American College of Sports Medicine, among others. Dr. Segar’s research has generated accolades from organizations such as the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the North American Menopause Society and The Michigan’s Governor's Council on Physical Fitness Health and Sport. She speaks to academic, health professional, and lay audiences about how to make behavioral changes that can be sustained overtime.

Dr. Segar has a Doctorate in Psychology (PhD) and Master’s Degrees in Health Behavior-Health Education (MPH) and Kinesiology (MS) from the University of Michigan.

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