Advisor: Amy Hillier
Reproductive health & unintended pregnancy
Shimrit Keddem is currently the Director of Research at the Center for Evaluation of PACT (CEPACT) in Philadelphia which focuses on improving patient-centered care and reducing racial disparities in patient-centered care at the Veteran Health Administration (VHA). Dr. Keddem has 18 years of experience in research relating to health and social issues. She has a Masters in Urban Spatial Analysis and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests center around issues of health and well-being among disadvantaged populations. Dr. Keddem’s dissertation focused on breastfeeding among women veterans. In her other work, Dr. Keddem has studied pregnancy intention, patient engagement, and the use of geographic methods to display qualitative data.