Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH
Associate Professor; Behavioral Science and Health Education
College for Public Health and Social Justice
Introduction to Behavioral Science; Eliminating Health Disparities
- DrPH, Behavioral Communication Health Science, University of Pittsburgh
- M.P.A., Public Affairs, Indiana University
- M.A., African American Studies, Indiana University
- B.A., Wabash College
Social capital; health disparities; African American men's health; health promotion and disease prevention interventions for chronic diseases.
Publications and Media Placements
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
- "We See the Dead and Don’t See the Living: The Realities of Black Men" - Culture of Health blog, August 2014
- "Breaking the Silence on African-American Men’s Health" - Culture of Health blog, May 2013
- "Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Well-Being by Involving African-American Men in the Health Care System" - New Connections grant winner
- "The Root Causes of Unhealthy Communities" by Keon Gibert and Keith Elder - AFRO, March 2015
- "SLU assistant professor receives grant to identify policies that improve health of African-American men" - News Medical, May 2013
- Gilbert, K. L., Rashawn Ray, Siddiqi, A., Shetty, S., Keith Elder, Elizabeth Baker,
& Griffith, D. M. (2016) Visible and Invisible Trends in African American Men’s Health:
Pitfalls and Promises for Addressing Inequalities. Annual Review of Public Health, vol.37, 295-311.
- Gilbert, K. L., & Ray, R. (2016) Why Police Kill Black Males with Impunity: Applying
Public Health Critical Race Praxis (PHCRP) to Address the Determinants of Policing
Behaviors and “Justifiable Homicides” in the U.S. Journal of Urban Health.
- Ackermann, N., Goodman, M. S., Gilbert, K. L., Arroyo-Johnson, C., & Pagano, M. (2015). Race, law, and health: Examination of “Stand Your Ground” and defendant convictions in Florida. Social Science & Medicine, 142, 194–201. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.012 [I-2.89]
- Gilbert, K. L., Rashawn Ray, Siddiqi, A., Shetty, S., Keith Elder, Elizabeth Baker, & Griffith, D. M. (2016) Visible and Invisible Trends in African American Men’s Health: Pitfalls and Promises for Addressing Inequalities. Annual Review of Public Health, vol.37, 295-311.
Honors and Awards
- Saint Louis University Spirit of the Billiken Award Honored Mentor, 2015
- Wabash College, Thomas Cole Lecture Honoree, 2009
Professional Organizations and Associations
- City of St. Louis, Department of Health Board of Health and Hospitals, board member
- Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Board of Trustees, Trustee for Membership
Community Work and Service
- City Garden Schools, Anti-bias/Anti-racism, board member
- Faith Communities United, board member