Dr. Kent Key is a Health Disparities Researcher. In 2020, he authored a resolution Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis and has spearheaded initiatives locally and regionally, and nationally. His work was featured in the January 2021 issue of “The Nations Health” a publication of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Key is an expert in building equitable relationships between community and academic partners for health research and elevating community-identified health priorities to the research enterprise. As a scholar-practitioner bridging both academia and community together to create equitable collaborative relationships in research, Dr. Key has worked on national, regional, and local levels. Throughout his career, Dr. Key has served in an intermediary role helping to translate the resources of government, research partnerships, and foundations into practical support for communities engaged in research.