Kerith Conron is the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director of the Charles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law. She was previously a research scientist and faculty scholar with the Fenway Institute, and Associate Research Scientist for the Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern University.
Dr. Conron is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist whose work focuses on documenting and reducing health inequities that impact sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) populations. As a scholar, Conron is considered a leader and major contributor in the field of LGBTQ health. She is committed to altering the landscape of adversity and opportunity for the most marginalized LGBTQ communities through collaborative activities that impact the social determinants of health. Conron has been supported by NIMHD to conduct community-based participatory research with LGBTQ youth of color and by NICHD to train scholars in LGBTQ population health research. She has been published in American Journal of Public Health, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Psychological Medicine, among others.