Project: Massachusetts General Hospital Rural Public Health and Community Medicine. Intern.Boston, MA & Rosebud, SD. Working on the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board on avariety of palliative, cancer, and serious illness health care programs for Indigenous Tribes inrural Rosebud, South Dakota.
Ryan Keen is a Graduate Prize Fellow and doctoral student of Population Health in the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Ryan majored in chemistry and obtained a specialization in biochemistry. In addition to earning membership to the American Chemical Society, Ryan received the Daniel S. Adler Student Award from the Jefferson Trust Foundation. Ryan’s graduate research focuses on the multilevel, interwoven mechanisms and intergenerational transmission of family homelessness in the United States. Having developed and implemented a novel longitudinal data collection instrument, his forthcoming dissertation will demonstrate the impact of multidisciplinary interventions on narrowing social, economic, and health inequities and inequalities for homeless families. Furthermore, Ryan anticipates producing a comprehensive theoretical framework of family homelessness to guide future research and intervention efforts.
At Harvard, Ryan serves as a proctor for first-year Harvard College undergraduate students, a member of the Board of First-Year Advisors, and a student liaison to the faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Earlier this year, he was awarded the opportunity to train under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Program Evaluation.
Motivated by his Appalachian upbringing, Ryan will be serving as Rural Public Health and Community Medicine Intern with Massachusetts General Hospital and Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board on a variety of palliative, cancer, and serious illness health care programs for indigenous tribes in rural Rosebud, South Dakota