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.