KAREY S. KENST, MPH
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 ten years of professional experience in the areas of international humanitarian response, LGBT health, and sexual violence prevention and response. At the DSC, they manage a range of projects, including: production of MGH’s Annual Report on Equity in Healthcare Quality; 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. They also contribute to local policy and educational initiatives to improve quality and equity of care for racially and ethnically diverse populations and sexual and gender minorities. 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.