Danya Elizabeth Keene, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Health Policy; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena

Public Health Interests

Health Disparities; Social determinants of health; Social inequalities; Urban health

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Research Summary

My work is focused on understanding how social inequalities can get under the skin produce health inequalities, with the hopes that a better understanding of these processes will lead to greater health equity. Underneath this broad umbrella, I am particularly interested in how social policies and macro-level forces affect health by structuring access to homes and communities. For example, my work has explored topics such as housing affordability, residential stability, attachment to place, community cohesion and exposure to stigma that may vary according to one’s place of residence.

Extensive Research Description

Reverse Mortgages and Racial Disparities in Health and Well Being

(http://www.russellsage.org/awarded-project/reverse-mortgages-and-racial-inequalities-wealth-and-health)

MSM and HIV Risk in Small Urban Areas

http://cira.yale.edu/projects/hiv-prevention-needs-among-msm-small-urban-areas


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Danya Elizabeth Keene, PhD

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