Dianne Kerr



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Dr. Dianne Kerr is currently an Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion and Provost’s Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Kent State University. She is affiliate faculty for the College of Public Health, Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies at Kent State University. Dr. Kerr received her PhD from The Ohio State University in 1992. Prior to that she was the HIV/AIDS Project Director for the American School Health Association. There she wrote an AIDS Update column for the Journal of School Health and directed a CDC cooperative agreement which enabled her to travel the U.S. training school personnel to teach about HIV/AIDS during the early years of the epidemic. Dr. Kerr is a 2-time recipient of the Ohio AIDS Service Award in the category of education and prevention and was recently named a Distinguished Alumna of Slippery Rock University, her undergraduate alma mater. She has published and presented extensively on diversity issues and health disparities. A few pieces of Dr. Kerr’s Hopi pottery collection are featured in our exhibit.