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Meet Keshia M. Pollack Porter - PhD

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Keshia M. Pollack Porter is chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She also directs the National Health Policy Research Scholars program and is a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.  Dr. Pollack Porter’s research advances policies that create safe and healthy environments where people live, work, play, and travel. She is an injury epidemiologist and policy researcher studying the active play, sports injury prevention, active transportation, and the nexus of transportation and health. She is also an expert in advancing health equity and policy change using tools such as health impact assessment and strategies that promote health in all policies. She earned her Ph.D. in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H. in public health from Yale University, and B.A. in sociology and community health from Tufts University.