Akilah Dulin Keita Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dr. Dulin Keita is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Dulin Keita obtained a PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007 and joined Brown University in July of 2012. She is affiliated with the Institute for Community Health Promotion. Dr. Dulin Keita's work focuses on identifying neighborhood contexts of diet, physical activity and obesity-related comorbidities. She has particular interests in processes of neighborhood dynamics resulting from urban revitalization policies and public health interventions and the potential effects on the aforementioned behavioral and health outcomes. Dr. Dulin Keita is also interested in using mixed methods approaches to identify culturally appropriate childhood obesity interventions for under-served Asian populations, and examining the roles of psychosocial stressors on health behaviors and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

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