About ICF

Jennifer Welham

Senior Vice President, Public Health and Social Programs
Jennifer is an expert in helping clients use research and data to make decisions that improve people’s health and well-being with 30 years of experience.

Jennifer helps clients collect, manage, analyze, and report scientific data to inform decision making, particularly related to public health outcomes. Currently, Jennifer leads a division that provides research, analytics, training, technical assistance, and evaluation support to a wide range of clients, including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration for Children and Families, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, among others.

Previously, Jennifer supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in assessing the potential hazards and risks to human health from exposure to environmental pollutants, including chemicals and pathogens. She oversaw large task orders and contracts for several federal agencies with public health missions. She was the program manager for technical and regulatory support for the development of criteria for water media at the EPA for more than 10 years and the program manager for review of studies on food and color additives for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for more than five years.

Jennifer was named by WashingtonExec as a Top Healthcare Exec to Watch in both 2021 and 2022, and as the winner of their 2021 Pinnacle Award in the Healthcare Industry Executive of the Year, Public Company category.

"I'm honored and proud to lead a group of professionals that do so much to protect and improve the health and well-being of people and their communities."
  • M.S., Environmental Science and Public Policy, George Mason University
  • B.S., Biology and Psychology, The College of William and Mary
  • P.M.P., Project Management Institute