A health equity scholar, since February 2022, Keshia has served as the Bloomberg Centennial Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the first Black department chair at the Bloomberg School. Keshia is also a Bloomberg Centennial Professor in the Department, and the director of Health Policy Research Scholars, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by the Bloomberg School. She also serves as director of the School’s Institute for Health and Social Policy and co-director of the Institute’s European partner in Barcelona, the Johns Hopkins University-University Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center. In 2006, she joined the faculty at the Bloomberg School, where she has held various leadership roles, including her recent position as vice dean for Faculty.
Keshia received her BA in sociology at Tufts University in 2000, her MPH in chronic disease epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health in 2002, and her PhD in health policy at Johns Hopkins University in 2005. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in evaluation that was jointly sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
A longtime active Tufts volunteer, Keshia has served as a term member of the Tufts Alumni Council (TAC) since 2006. She was formerly a trustee representative for TAC, and served as a member of several TAC committees and her reunion committees.
Keshia Pollack Porter was elected to the Board of Trustees on November 4, 2023