Faculty Expert Profile

Keshia Pollack Porter

  • Bloomberg Centennial Chair
  • Bloomberg Centennial Professor of Health Policy and Management


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
  • Institute for Health and Social Policy
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

Keshia M. Pollack Porter is the Bloomberg Centennial Chair and a Bloomberg Centennial Professor in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Pollack Porter also directs the School's Institute for Health and Social Policy, and is part of the leadership teams for the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions and Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Pollack Porter uses research to advance policies that create safe and healthy environments where people live, work, play, and travel, with an emphasis on multisector collaborations and promoting health equity. She began her career generating scholarship in injury epidemiology and prevention policy. Her research has since expanded to center health equity and focus on addressing the root causes of inequities across various sectors, especially transportation and planning.. As part of this work, she has developed expertise in tools to advance health in all policies, such as health impact assessment and health notes, as well as racial equity impact assessments.

Pollack Porter has written nearly 200 articles, book chapters, and policy reports. She is a three-time recipient of the Bloomberg School's Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award and the 2019 recipient of the Faculty Excellence in U.S. Public Health Practice Award. She also received the University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.

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