Jennifer S. Wortham

Jennifer S. Wortham

Research Associate at The Human Flourishing Program
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Jennifer S. Wortham, Dr.PH, is a religion, spirituality, and forgiveness research associate for the Program.  She earned her doctorate in public health at the UCLA, Fielding School of Public Health, and she teaches graduate-level courses in health services quality  management and patient safety methods.  She has extensive experience in health system transformation, and she has served as a strategy and population health consultant for leading healthcare organizations in the public and private sectors for over 30 years.  Dr. Wprtham's current research focuses on the impact of moral and spiritual injury on health outcomes, and she is leading an international research project on the development of psycho-social-spiritual interventions for victims of moral injury.  She authored a memoir on forgiveness titled A Letter to the Pope: The Keeper of the Nest, based on her family's experience with clergy abuse; and she is leading a survivor led coalition focused on the establishment of a United Nations World Day for the Protection of Child Dignity.  

Jennifer Wortham's current project

Symposium on Child Abuse

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