Keshia M. Pollack, PhD, MPH joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management and the Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention. Dr. Pollack is a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, and Center for Health Disparities Solutions. She is also Director of the Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Doctoral Training Program.
Dr. Pollack’s primary research interest is to formulate policies that create safe and healthy environments where people live, work, and play. Her policy-relevant research seeks to identify risk factors for, and strategies to prevent, injuries related to occupation, obesity, sports and recreation, physical activity, and the built environment. Dr. Pollack has published several articles in the field of injury prevention and control and health policy, and is an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health. She has received several awards for her contributions to teaching, research, and service, including being elected to the Delta Omega Honorary Society, Alpha Chapter; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award; and Eric W. Mood New Professionals Award from the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health. In recognition of her contributions to improving the public’s health, and her future leadership prospects, in 2011 she was named one of Maryland’s Very Important Professional Under 40.