Keegan Warren-Clem brings a civil justice lens to bear on healthcare design and strategic planning and specializes in formalized and measurable approaches to social determinants of health and health equity.
Before joining HMA, she served as a senior managing attorney at Texas Legal Services Center and has more than a decade of experience developing, integrating, and evaluating medical-legal partnerships, which embed attorneys and paralegals within healthcare teams to mitigate unmet health-related social needs.
Through this national model, Keegan has worked collaboratively with healthcare providers serving patients through the lifespan to improve outcomes by bringing patient-centered legal and structural expertise into all aspects of the delivery of healthcare. She has also been a senior manager of targeted legal assistance programs for survivors of sexual assault, victims of crime, and veterans.
Keegan has been appointed as adjunct professor and lecturer at The University of Texas’ School of Law, McCombs School of Business, and School of Design and Creative Technologies; her courses focus on health justice, health law, and health policy. Through teaching she invites students to contemplate the effect of law on how well people live and how long they live before and after they become patients, as well as how to use that information to improve health outcomes at the point of service.
Keegan is a 2020 National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar, and she is currently engaged in research that proffers a practical epidemiological approach to legal interventions as a concrete means for increasing health equity for pregnant persons and new parents.
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.
She has earned a Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy as the inaugural Southern Illinois Healthcare/Southern Illinois University MLP LLM Fellow, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, international relations, and Latin American studies from the University of Arkansas.
In her spare time, she hangs out with her teenaged twin daughters, and she rows crew competitively.