Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, MPA
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Management & Policy
Research Interests: Health Disparities; Minority Men's Health; Chronic Disease Management; Health Information Technology; Aging; Disability Research
Teaching Interests: Health policy; Organizational behavior; Research methods; Health care ethics; Health care issues; Managerial epidemiology
Education History: PhD, Health Services Research and Health Policy, University of Maryland
Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, MPA is the Chair for the Department of Health Management & Policy. Prior to joining the faculty at SLU, Dr. Elder was an Associate Professor of Health Services Administration at University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is an expert in health policy with special interest in health disparities, minority men's health, chronic disease management, health information technology, aging, and disability research. Dr. Elder also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Elder's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is an experienced and dedicated teacher, with experience teaching a wide array of courses at the master's and doctoral level including health policy, organizational behavior, research methods, health care ethics, health care issues, and managerial epidemiology. Dr. Elder enjoys teaching and mentoring and have published extensively in areas of health outcome disparities.