Melanie Ward, PhD, MPH

T32 Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Division of Public Health Sciences

PhD, University of Michigan, 2020
MPH, University of Michigan, 2015

Dr. Ward’s research interests include community-based participatory research approaches to studying and addressing health inequities, the implementation and evaluation of interventions to address disparities in chronic disease, and systems thinking approaches to health disparities research. Her research to date has involved quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to investigate health equity promotion within community-based participatory research partnerships. She has also conducted research on neighborhood social and environmental factors and their relation to health outcomes for communities facing inequities, including race-based residential segregation, socioeconomic factors, and environmental pollutants.