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Keren Ladin, PhD, MSc


Dr. Keren Ladin is Associate Professor in the Departments of Occupational Therapy and Community Health at Tufts University. She is Director of Research on Aging, Ethics, and Community Health (REACH Lab) at Tufts University. Her scholarly work examines questions of equitable allocation of health resources, shared decision-making, and disparities, especially for older adults and for people facing surgical decisions. Dr. Ladin is an expert in mixed-methods, and has published extensively on topics related to transplantation, aging, kidney disease, and health disparities, and is an expert in mixed-methods, medical ethics, and health policy. She currently serves as Chair of OPTN/UNOS Ethics Committee.

Dr. Ladin’s research has been funded by the Greenwall Foundation, the Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI) and the National Institutes of Health. At Tufts, Dr. Ladin teaches courses in health policy, research methods, public health ethics, and health disparities.

Dr. Ladin studied History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. She received her masters in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and her PhD in Health Policy, with a concentration in ethics, from Harvard University.