College of Health Sciences
Dr. Jasmine Ward is a contributing faculty member in the department of Health Education and Promotion at Walden University and an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at Texas Woman's University. She is native of Chicago, Illinois but currently resides in Arlington, TX. Dr. Ward has a BA in psychology from Tuskegee University, a Masters of Public Health degree from UAB, a Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion from UAB / University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), and a certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES). She has had the opportunity to receive additional training through student teaching, community practice, and research at leading health education, public health, and community institutions /organizations across the United States.
Much of Dr. Ward’s research is centered in understanding and amplifying voices of marginalized populations. Her current work with Black Ladies in Public Health uses social solutions to catalyze a network of pupils, professionals, partners, and program participants, committed to advancing public health. As an educator, social entrepreneur, and “techy” at heart, she is excited to curate ecosystems that transform collective trauma narratives into narratives of healing. Dr. Ward is devoted to building communities that engage, enhance and leverage the education, tenacity, and unique experiences of the communities of color in an effort to dismantle barriers to equity in public health outcomes and career opportunities.