Shimrit Keddem, PhD, MPH


Shimrit Keddem


901 Walnut Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Shimrit Keddem, PhD, MPH


Research & Practice Interests

Women’s Health
Veteran Health
Qualitative Methods
Spatial Analysis


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MPH, University of Pennsylvania


University Appointment

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health


Introduction to Statistics


Shimrit Keddem is currently the Director of Research at the Center for Evaluation of PACT (CEPACT) in Philadelphia which focuses on improving patient-centered care and reducing racial disparities in patient-centered care at the Veteran Health Administration (VHA).  Dr. Keddem has 18 years of experience in research relating to health and social issues. She has a Master in urban spatial analysis, Master of Public Health (MPH), and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests center around issues of health and well-being among disadvantaged populations. Dr. Keddem's dissertation focused on breastfeeding among women veterans. In her other work, Dr. Keddem has studied pregnancy intention, patient engagement, and the use of geographic methods to display qualitative data.