Jerry A. Schultz, Ph.D.

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  • Senior Researcher, Center for Community Health and Development

Contact Info

Dole Center, Room 4082
1000 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Schultz holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Kansas. He served as Co-director of the Center for Community Health and Development from 2007 to 2022. He has been active in building the capacity of communities to solve local problems, understanding community and systems change, evaluating community health and development initiatives, and developing methodologies for community improvement. He helped develop the Community Tool Box (CTB), a comprehensive and global online resource for community-building. Dr. Schultz has authored numerous articles on evaluation, empowerment, measurement of community intervention, and community development. He has been a consultant to or worked on projects for many foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Health Forward Foundation), state, national, and international agencies (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health and Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, PAHO), community coalitions (e.g., Kansas City Chronic Disease Coalition, ThrYve and numerous non-profit organizations. Dr. Schultz was given the Society for Community Research and Action Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Community Psychology in 2007.

Dr. Schultz is engaged in many Center projects as director, researcher, or advisor.