Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Shimrit Keddem, PhD, MPH
CHERP COIN Investigator
Co-Director of CHERP's Qualitative Research Core
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania
Shimrit Keddem, PhD, MPH, is a CHERP COIN Investigator and Co-Director of CHERP's Qualitative Research Core. She is Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania. Her VA HSR&D Career Development Award is titled Assessing Trends in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening among Women Veterans in the VHA.
Dr. Keddem is a health services researcher and educator with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods. Through her research, Dr. Keddem seeks to improve health care programming, especially for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Her work in health services research has focused on system-level assessments and patient experiences of primary care and patient-centered care both within and outside the Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Keddem aims to improve sexual and reproductive health among women Veterans by promoting and improving screening and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Throughout her research career, she has worked in collaboration with colleagues from multiple disciplines. She has used a variety of mixed methods techniques to explore various public health and health services topics.
Dr. Keddem joined the VA in 2014 when she was appointed Associate Director of the VA Center for Evaluation of Patient-Aligned Care Teams (CEPACT), a national VA demonstration lab to evaluate implementation of PACT at the VA.
She earned a master's degree in Urban Spatial Analysis and a Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
|Areas of Expertise
|Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
|Social Determinants of Health