Kene Orakwue, MPH [she/they] is a health equity scholar, activist, and practitioner. Grounded by Black feminist theory, and other critical frameworks; they are dedicated to dismantling oppressive systems and strive every day to move closer to this goal. Kene’s scholarship aims to interrogate racial formation and meaning, whilst better understanding the aforementioned impacts on health status and varying healthcare experiences. They believe health inequities are an intentional product of white supremacy, this perspective is the launching point of her scholarship. Kene is committed to applying her findings to create a healthier, more liberated, equitable world. Kene is a Health Services Research, Policy & Administration doctoral student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She received her MPH in Health Policy & Management (‘22), her B.S. in Public Health Sciences (‘21), and a certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice (‘21) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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