Creighton University MPH Candidate 2018
Emmanuel Health and Social Services
Dr. Lachell Wardell, founder and CEO of Emmanuel Health and Social Services, received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago; and in May 2018 will graduate with a Masters of Public Health degree at Creighton University. Dr. Wardell is an evangelist with a profound commitment to help those in need and provide the gospel of the Good News with support services for families who have been traumatized by community violence and economic poverty. She has practiced as a Pharmacist in several settings, such as for armed forces personnel, veterans, and Native American population.
She remains fully committed to addressing social injustice issues in the US, especially among those affected by racism, trauma, mental health issues, and the effects of systemic poverty. While studying pharmacy Dr. Wardell was awarded the General Assembly Scholarship for her academic achievement and community service by former President Barack Obama. She was awarded the Every Day HERO Award by the Commander of General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in recognition of her hospitality, enthusiasm, respect, ownership, excellence, and sensitivity to military personnel. Most recently, she received the Graduate Dean Scholarship from Creighton University for her academic achievement and Jesuit values.
Dr. Wardell is a Chicago native and a proud mother of three children and nine grandchildren. Just as Harriet Tubman said, “every great dream begins with a dreamer,” she strives to provide healing services to her community. Dr. Wardell belongs to the following associations American Public Health Association, American Society of Pain Educators, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.