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Lisako McKyer

E. Lisako Jones McKyer,PhD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Climate and Diversity


Associate Director of the Center for Community Health Development


School of Public Health

Center for Community Health Development


health disparities, population health, health inequities
minority health, rural health, women's health, socioeconomic status, health equity
E. Lisako Jones McKyer

About E. Lisako Jones McKyer

Lisako McKyer, PhD, MPH, is the senior associate dean for climate and diversity at the School of Public Health. She also serves as associate director for the Center for Community Health Development and is the director of the school-wide doctoral program and a professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences.

Dr. McKyer is an internationally-recognized expert on social and structural determinants of health inequities, with emphasis on rural, minority, maternal, infant, child and adolescent health disparities. 

Dr. McKyer’s research interests include minority health issues and health disparities; parental influences on child health behaviors and outcomes; and socioecological factors of health behaviors.

She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology (with emphasis on developmental and pediatric psychology), a PhD in clinical science (clinical psychology), and an MPH in community health from Indiana University.