Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Degree NameMaster of Science, M.S., Kansas State University
Degree NameBachelor of Science, B.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake
Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson is a transformational leader known for engaging diverse interests and stakeholders to produce systemic solutions to global health challenges. She has more than 20 years of executive leadership within academic, nonprofit and for-profit communities. Currently, she serves as a Senior Advisor to the Dean of College and Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University, as strategic advisor to the Global Health Institute at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Smithsonian Science Education Center and on the Dean’s Council at Emory Rollins School of Public Health.
She served as the President & CEO for Uniting for Health Innovation - formerly PAHO Foundation; founded the Institute for Public Health and Water Research, a private-public initiative, and served as Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs-Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Ward-Robinson also served as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and as Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago.
A Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, she’s led initiatives nationally and internationally and served on various Boards, including the US EPA National Drinking Water Council. Dr. Ward-Robinson holds a doctorate in Philosophy with a special focus on Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Recognized for innovative public-private partnership development, coalition building, transparency in leadership, successful goal attainment and effective Board governance, Dr. Ward-Robinson’s expertise includes: Strategic planning and development, innovative operations implementation, brand positioning, fund development and delivering mission-linked outcomes. Jennie is an internationally recognized global health leader known for targeting impoverished communities to improve health outcomes and lot foster related government policies for sustainable impact.