Keren Ladin, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.A.
Harvard School of Public Health
University of Chicago
Dr. Ladin teaches courses in health policy, research methods,
public health ethics, health disparities, and medical ethics.
Dr. Ladin incorporates quantitative, qualitative, and normative
approaches to study how systemic disadvantage affects health and
the ability of individuals to make and pursue lifeplans.
Specifically, her research examines socioeconomic and racial
disparities in transplantation, mental health treatment, aging,
and immigrant health. She aims to better understand how social
networks impact health disparities, acute medical decision-making,
and resilience in major life transitions. Her research aims to:
(1) understand the role of social networks in complex medical
decision-making, (2) evaluate the impact of public policies on
the health of vulnerable populations, and (3) identify barriers
and interventions to improve health care utilization among
Dr Ladin is also the Director of the Lab for Research on Ethics, Aging,
and Community Health (REACH Lab) at Tufts University.
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