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Keon L. Gilbert

Fellow – Governance Studies

Keon L. Gilbert is a fellow at in the Governance Studies program at Brookings. He is an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Science & Health Education at the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and a co-founding director of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, a center focused on eliminating disparities in health caused by systemic oppression. Prior to joining Saint Louis University, Dr. Gilbert completed his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh and was a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Health Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research portfolio includes mixed methods approaches to answer research questions regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, and place. His work has also involved understanding the role of social and health care policies on health outcomes; access and use of health care and social services; understanding the role of place on the development of Black males; the role of racial equity tools to influence local and county policy change; and understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to shape health behaviors, access and use of health and social services, and health policies.

  • Current Positions

    • Associate Professor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
    • Co-Director, Institute for Healing Justice & Equity
  • Past Positions

    • David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Governance Studies
    • W.K. Kellogg Health Postdoctoral Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Education

    • Ph.D in Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
    • M.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University
    • M.A. in Non-Profit Management, Indiana University
    • B.A in Biology, Wabash College
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