Danya E. Keene Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)


Housing and health, health inequality, race and racism, public policy


My research broadly explores how social policies contribute to health inequality, with a particular focus on issues related to housing and place. For example, my prior research has examined how urban revitalization and public housing demolition affect the health of low-income African American communities in Chicago, Atlanta and nationally. My research has also examined linkages between mortgage strain and health. In my current work, I am using qualitative interviews to examine relationships between affordable housing access and type 2 diabetes outcomes.