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Keshia M. Pollack, PhD

  • HPM PhD Concentration in Health and Public Policy
  • Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Do
  • Associate Director for Training and Education, Joh
  • Institute for Health and Social Policy
  • Associate Professor

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Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 557
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

(410) 614-2797

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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
MPH, Yale School of Public Health, 2002


My research uses injury epidemiology and health impact assessment (HIA) to advance policies that create safe and healthy environments where people, particularly the most vulnerable, live, work, play, and travel. My research focuses on identifying risk factors for, and strategies to prevent, injuries related to work, obesity, sports and recreation, physical activity, transportation, and the built environment. As part of my expertise in the built environment, I am leading the national Physical Activity Policy Research Network, which aims to advances policies and environments that promote safe opportunities for physical activity.

Honors and Awards

50 Women to Watch Maryland, 2014

Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA), 2014, 2011

President Alpha Chapter, Delta Omega Honor Society, 2013-2015

APHA Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Mid-Career Outstanding Service Award, 2012

Greater Baltimore Committee, The LEADership Program, Class of 2011

2011 recipient of The Daily Record's Very Important Professionals Successful by 40

Leon S. Robertson Career Development Chair in Injury Prevention, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006-2009

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins University, 2006

William Haddon, Jr. Fellowship in Injury Prevention, 2002-2004

  • Injury prevention and control
  • health policy
  • health impact assessment
  • built environment
  • physical activity, obesity prevention
  • Pollack KM. Chronic diseases and individual risk for workplace injury. Occupational and Environmental Medicine oemed-2013-101875Published Online First: 5 December 2013.

  • Pollack KM, Rossen L, Roman C, Whitt-Glover M, Leviton L. The Important Role of Public Safety for Promoting Physical Activity and Curbing Obesity Within African American Communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (in press).

  • Pollack KM, Yee N, Canham-Chervak M, Rossen L, Bachynski K, Baker SP. Narrative text analysis to identify potential technology to prevent military vehicle crashes. Journal of Safety Research 2013;44:45-9.

  • Pollack KM, Kercher C, Frattaroli S, Peek-Asa C, Sleet D, Rivara F. Toward environments and policies that promote injury-free active living – it shouldn’t hurt. Health and Place 2012; 18(1):106-14.

  • Pollack KM, Frattaroli S, Young JL, Dana-Sacco G, Gielen AC. Motor vehicle deaths among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. Epidemiologic Reviews 2012;34(1):73-88.