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Keshia M. Pollack, PhD

Associate Director Training and Education, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

Director Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Training Program

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health Policy and Management

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

624 N Broadway, Hampton House
Room 557
Baltimore , Maryland

(410) 502-6272
(410) 614-2797

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


Dr. Pollack uses injury epidemiology, health policy, translational research, and health impact assessment to advance policies that create safe and healthy environments where people, particularly the most vulnerable, live, work, play, and travel. Her research focuses on identifying risk factors for, and strategies to prevent, injuries related to occupation, obesity, sports and recreation, physical activity, and the built environment. She is also engaged in research that promotes safe opportunities for play and physical activity, especially for those residing in urban environments.

Honors and Awards

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

President-Elect, Alpha Chapter, Delta Omega Honor Society, 2013-2014

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.