Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD

Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication

Lecturer, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Lecturer, Master of Science in Social Policy Program, School of Social Policy and Practice


Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD, holds a visiting scholar appointment in Annenberg School for Communication, and lecturer appointments within the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the School of Nursing and the Master of Science in Social Policy Program within the School of Social Policy and Practice at Penn. He is an investigator for CHERP, the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and holds appointments as a fellow within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Health Equity, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable. In 2017, the National Quality Forum named him a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health. He also received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s highly competitive New Connections award for early career scholars.

He is the director of the Interpreting Attitudes toward Minorities in Medicine (I AM) Research Group. AcademyHealth selected him as a member for the Paradigm Project learning community which focuses on design-thinking principles and testing approaches to revolutionize health service research.