Dr. Kent Key, PhD, MPH
MSU College of Human Medicine
Dr. Key is a life-long resident in Flint, MI and has been actively engaged in community academic partnered research for over a decade. He is faculty at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, in the Division of Public Health. As a Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Researcher he specializes in Community Engaged Research approaches and methodologies. Dr. Key has an interest in urban minority populations and use qualitative research methods to evaluate the perceptions and lived experience with a goal towards the development of community-driven solutions for health equity. His former position at the Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research (MICHR) at the Medical School of the University of Michigan, allowed him to sharpen my skills for minority population engagement across the lifespan. In his community role, Dr. Key is the Executive Deputy Director of the Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP) and Founder of the Community Engagement Studio of Flint. On the national landscape, Dr. Key serves as the National Administrator for the Community Based Public Health Caucus of the American Public Health Caucus. Dr. Key is 2017 Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders Program.
His motto is “You have not lived until you have done something good for someone who cannot repay you!”