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Jennifer Hicks

Program Manager for Education




Born and raised in Birmingham, Jared currently resides in the Calera area with his wife and newborn son. He holds two degrees from UAB - a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health (2016) and recently a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Healthcare Organization and Policy (2018). Jared started his healthcare career while working in the Medicaid care management program for Viva Health for over 3 years in helping discuss and enroll patients into the program. He then worked as a Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) navigator in the Homewood area for a year as he was instrumental in starting up their navigation program for that patient population.

Jared has heavy UAB ties prior to his role as program manager as he served as a graduate teaching assistant for undergrad courses in the SOPH during his time in the MPH program. Jared is also a member of the SOPH’s early alumni advisory board and has done work on the AMPLIFY and DIAL studies that are sponsored by the Health Behavior department in the school as well.


Email: jaredball@uabmc.edu
Phone: 205-934-9625