Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD

Core Faculty and Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), Corporal Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia
Lecturer, School of Policy and Practice

Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD, is acknowledged as a national authority on racism in medicine. He has collaborated with more than 35 hospital associations and a multitude of health care systems on how to infuse equity into clinical processes. The Veterans Health Administration awarded Prof. Jenkins with the inaugural DEI Supplemental Award to explore algorithmic bias and its impact on clinical care of Black Veterans living with chronic kidney disease. He developed the Racism-Focused Trauma Informed Care (RETINA) Framework as a patient-provider intervention that directly deals with how racism impacts health and health care decisions. Moreover, his work on the pathophysiology of racism continues to receive international attention. The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) honored Jenkins as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded Prof. Jenkins the highly competitive New Connections award for early career scholars. Recognized as a national thought leader in medicine, Prof. Jenkins served as a fellow within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Minority Health and on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Equity.