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Senior Program Manager, The Disparities Solutions Center

Karey Kenst, MPH, is the Senior Program Manager at the Disparities Solutions Center. They joined the DSC in 2012 with professional experience in the areas of international humanitarian response, LGBTQ+ health, and sexual violence prevention and response. At the DSC, they manage a range of programs and projects, including: the Disparities Leadership Program; production of MGH’s Annual Report on Equity in Healthcare Quality; quality improvement initiatives with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; research on sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in clinical settings; development and implementation of an educational program on caring for patients with limited English proficiency; and implementation of the CMS Office of Minority Health’s equity plan. Karey manages implementation of the Disparities Leadership Program, a year-long executive leadership program designed to help leaders advance strategies and initiatives to advance equity in their own organizations. They also contribute to educational initiatives to improve quality and equity of care for racially and ethnically diverse populations and sexual and gender minorities, including producing the Dismantling Disparities podcast. Karey brings a social and racial justice lens to working with institutions and communities and believes in collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches that reach beyond clinical settings to address the social determinants of health. They earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.