Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Ashley Wennerstrom is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tulane School of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Wennerstrom directs the Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute. She is a co-founder and past chair of the Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network, a local professional group for community health workers. Dr. Wennerstrom is also the Community Health Clerkship Director for Tulane School of Medicine, an elective course which educates students about the social determinants of health, the non-medical aspects of patients’ lives such as education, housing, employment, language, environment, nutrition, and safety. From 2008-2010, Dr. Wennerstrom served as Associate Director of the REACH NOLA Mental Health Infrastructure and Training Project, a community-academic partnered mental health quality improvement initiative. She is a governing councilor for the Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She also serves as Chair of the Policy Committee for the Community Health Workers Section of APHA.
Dr. Wennerstrom received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Colorado. She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member at New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity prior to earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health from the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. from the department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences in Community Health Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
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