Dr. Jasmine Ward is a public health consultant, educator, social entrepreneur, and public speaker devoted to achieving health equity for all.
Dr. Ward is a native of Chicago, Illinois but has made Arlington, Texas home. In addition to volunteering to lead BLiPH network, Dr. Ward supports various public health programs and organizations via consultancy, membership, and board leadership. She is committed to building community and industry understanding of public health, increasing public health and equity priorities, advancing social justice to achieve health equity, and developing a diverse and highly competent pipeline of public health leaders.
Dr. Ward is a proud graduate of Tuskegee University where she earned a BA in Psychology. She went on to pursue and receive an MPH in Health Behavior from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and a PhD from UAB and the University of Alabama specializing in Health Education and Health Promotion. Dr. Ward has completed several certifications in the public health field, including a Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification. Her public health education has been supplemented by trainings via internships, fellowships, communities of practice, and community organizations across the United States.
Dr. Ward is an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), and the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). She is a board member of the Black Caucus of Health Workers (the oldest caucus of APHA), the Black Heart Association, and the William M. McDonald Ft.Worth YMCA. She’s a committed volunteer for the Ora Lee Cancer Research Foundation and past chair of the Physical and Mental Health committee for Arlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta,
Dr. Ward also has the honor of serving as a charter member of the Ethics Advisory Committee for Denton County (TX) Public Health department, and a charter member of the External Advisory Committee for the Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP) College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University.
Dr. Ward’s recognitions reflects her leadership and passion for service to people and community. Most recently she earned a community distinction as “Woman of the Year” for the Greater North Texas Chapter of Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the “Horizon” Award from Texas Chapter of SOPHE, an award for “health educators who have distinguished themselves as promising health educators through leadership, creativity, involvement in the profession, and health education practice in any setting”.