Jessica Anne Ward, PhD MPH MSN cPNP RNResearch Nurse Scientist

Jessica Ward is a Research Nurse Scientist in the Institute for Nursing and Interprofessional Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She earned a PhD in Nursing Science from Rush University and also holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Health, both from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Syracuse University.

Her program of research is informed by her extensive clinical experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner in oncology and stem cell transplantation. Dr. Ward conducts novel research on symptoms and supportive care for children undergoing stem cell transplantation and the relationship between parental well-being and outcomes for these children. Prior to joining the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team in 2014, she worked at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ward has received both intramural and extramural funding for her work and has been published in journals such as Cancer Nursing and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Are Your Patients with Advanced Cancer Suffering? A Nurse-Led Study Utilizing Technology to Measure Symptoms (C205)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California