Kenneth D. Ward, PhD

School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis TN, USA

Dr. Ward is Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Memphis School of Public Health. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and Intervention Director of the Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies.  In 2016, he is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  Trained as a clinical health psychologist, Dr. Ward is interested in community-, healthcare system-, and population-level approaches to reducing the burden of tobacco use, including among lung cancer patients.  Dr. Ward’s research has been funded by more than 35 grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Legacy Foundation, and other funders.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.