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Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 380A
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
BA, Tufts University, 2000


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

  • Injury prevention and control
  • health policy
  • health impact assessment
  • built environment
  • physical activity, obesity prevention