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Kenneth D. Ward

Professor and Director, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health
Campus: Main
Office Phone: (901) 678-1702
Areas of Expertise:
Country music
Global public health
Health promotion research and practice
Randomized clinical trials
Smoking cessation

About the Expert:
Dr. Ward is a clinical health psychologist with more than 20 years of research and clinical experience in smoking cessation, international tobacco control, and health promotion. He serves as Director of the University of Memphis Center for Community Health and as Intervention Director of the Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies (Aleppo, Syria). For several years, he has hosted traditional country music shows on WEVL, FM 89.9, Memphis, Tenn.