College of Health Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Edwards is dedicated to inspiring women and girls through wellness coaching. She supports ladies as health coach, and equips moms-to-be and recent moms with healthy habits for weight management and internal hormonal balance. She also speaks nationally on wellness and healthy living topics.
Jennifer serves as Principal Research Scientist at the National Network of Public Health Institutes. She has led projects funded by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has taught in academia since 2010, including service at Walden since 2013. At Walden, Jennifer serves as Contributing Graduate Faculty in the Master of Healthcare Administration Program (MHA). She has been a prior MHA subject matter expert for the population health and global health competencies.
She earned a doctoral degree (PhD) in Health Communication & Culture from Howard University and an undergraduate degree in the sciences from Florida A&M University. Her dissertation focused on chronic disease screening in underserved global settings, and she has training in health psychology and cognitive-behavioral approaches to health.
Jennifer enjoys flow yoga, a good hike, and mentoring doctoral students and women in health. Connect with her over lattes if you’re ever in Dallas where she lives with her husband and two children.