Doctoral student Keona J. Wynne awarded research prize

Head shot of Keona Wynne

HCPDS is pleased to announce that the 2019 Sissela Bok Ethics and Population Research Prize has been awarded to Keona J. Wynne, a first-year doctoral student in the Population Health Sciences PhD program at Harvard University.

The $5,000 prize is awarded in the form of a research/travel grant to a doctoral student, postdoctoral fellow or untenured faculty member at Harvard who has incorporated ethical considerations into population science research.

Keona Wynne will use the prize to further her current work on better understanding and clarifying the concepts around personal responsibility for health (“lifestyle theory”) and how they interact with social determinants of health.

Keona earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Howard University in Washington, DC, and a master’s degree in bioethics from Harvard before beginning her PhD program in the social and behavioral sciences field of study. Currently, she is also working as a student researcher at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.