Maranda C. Ward

Dr. Maranda C. Ward is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In this role,  she designs, evaluates, and teaches health equity curriculum for undergraduate students that integrates her #EquityMatters podcast. When she is not teaching or serving on-campus, she is engaged in DC in a range of capacities. For instance, she is a board member for Girls Rock DC- a non-profit committed to music and social justice education for girls, trans youth and non-binary youth. She also serves on the Sibley Memorial Hospital & Johns Hopkins Medicine advisory board for wellness projects in wards 7 and 8. The DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser, appointed her to fill the Ward 8 seat on the Mayor's Commission on Health Equity.  The National Minority Quality Forum recognized her as one of the 2019 "40 Under 40" Leaders in Minority Health and the Leadership Center also added her as a 2019 “40 Under 40” honoree among young leaders in the metropolitan DC area.

Maranda earned her Doctorate in Education from GW, her Master's in Public Health from Tulane University, and her Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Anthropology from Spelman College. She enjoys learning from youth, traveling, and brunch.

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