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An adjunct professor dually appointed at The University of Texas School of Law and McCombs School of Business, Keegan Warren-Clem, J.D., LL.M., challenges students and residents to explore law as structural determinant of health. She is a 2020 National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar, and has written articles on public health law and policy, and the use of population health norms to understand outcomes of legal interventions. Currently, Keegan is engaged in research that takes an epidemiological approach to legal interventions as a concrete means for addressing social determinants of health.
Keegan is also the founding director of Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) at Texas Legal Services Center. Through MLP she and her team work collaboratively with health care providers to improve health outcomes through legal assistance and education, and law-informed clinical practice transformation. Keegan is a veteran of the Army National Guard and is also a member of the Order of St. Joan of Arc, the highest civilian award given by the Army Armor and Cavalry Associations.
Keegan earned her LL.M. in Health Law and Policy as the inaugural Southern Illinois Healthcare/Southern Illinois University MLP LLM Fellow, her J.D. from The University of Texas, and her B.A. in Spanish, international relations, and Latin American studies from the University of Arkansas. In her spare time, she rows and is captain of a crew called "Synch-row-nicity."