Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD

Karen  Kelly-Blake
  • Associate Director of Academic Planning & Associate Professor
  • Center for Bioethics and Social Justice
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (dual appointment)
  • Academic Address: C-215 East Fee Hall
  • Academic Phone: 517-353-8582


Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake research interests include health services, shared decision-making, clinical communication skills and training, men’s health, health equity, medical workforce policy, and medical education faculty development. She is a medical anthropologist and MSU alumna. 

In 2021, Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake was promoted to assistant director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice. Read more here.

Curriculum Vitae


Doctorate: PhD, Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Graduate: MA, Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Graduate Studies in Physiology, Michigan State University and Health Services Administration, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Bachelors: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Psychology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina


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