Fern J. Webb, Ph.D.

Fern J. Webb Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Co-Director, Center for Health Equity and Engagement Research

Department: Department of Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-3193
Business Email: Fern.webb@jax.ufl.edu

About Fern J. Webb

Fern J. Webb, Ph.D., is an associate professor and research director in the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville’s department of community health and family medicine. Dr. Webb is also an active research member at the UF Center for Health Equity and Quality Research. Her research includes implementing holistic strategies to improve overall health and quality of life for African-Americans.

Dr. Webb also directs community research engagement programs to increase community awareness on health research. She is currently involved with federally funded initiatives in telemedicine for patients living with HIV, a weight-loss study for patients who are African-American women, and JAX-Ascent, an aging study. Her published work is on holistic health programs, effective community engagement strategies and patient-centered medical models. Her professional skills include epidemiological designs and methodology, and on community engagement strategies. Along with serving on academic, civic and educational boards and councils designed to improve health outcomes and life quality, she acts as a reviewer for leading academic and scientific journals.

Clinical Profile

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Special Interests: Community-based health interventions; health behavior and improvement; community-based initiated research; health disparities; clinical health interventions and systems improvement

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Office Information

Academic Office
6th Floor, Tower II
580 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-9859
Research Assistant
Kristen Morga
(904) 244-3193


Ph.D., Epidemiology
2001 · University of South Florida College of Public Health, Tampa, FL, USA

Media Coverage

January 26, 2021 The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida