Keith Elder

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Keith Elder
Keith Elder




Saint Louis University, School of Public Health

Professional Bio

Dr. Keith Elder serves as an associate professor in the School of Public Healrh, Department of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University. He received his doctorate from the University of Maryland in health policy and master”s degrees in public health and public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Project Description

The overall goal of this study is to provide quantitative evidence concerning the relationship among the characteristics of African-American men, health plans, health care, health providers and the rating/evaluation of the quality of care they receive using the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Adult Commercial Health Plan Survey from 2003-2006. Secondarily, this study will examine the impact of quality rating on primary/non-emergency health care visits.

My New Connections Experience

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and New Connections have a history of supporting research on under studied and vulnerable groups.

New Connections has provided me with a foundation for my current research. The funding, access to experts, and the support from Robert Wood Johnson have been invaluable. New Connections wants me to succeed.

Research Interests

My broad research goals are to understand the factors that promote health in African American men and to develop interventions that hold the promise of improving African American”s men”s health at the population level.

The Details
  • New Connections Status: Junior Investigator
  • Award Year: 2009
  • RWJF Team/Portfolio: Quality/Equality
  • Project Name: Examining Predictors of African-American Men’s Evaluation/Perception of Healthcare Quality and Its Impact on Primary/Non-Emergency Healthcare Visits.

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