Bakeyah Nelson, Ph.D.

– Founder, Community Health Collaborative Consulting

Dr. Bakeyah Nelson founded Community Health Collaborative Consulting, LLC and is currently providing services in the areas of community assessments, research and writing, strategic planning and program evaluation. With over 10 years of public health practice experience, she has served in numerous capacities aimed at improving health equity, reducing health disparities and improving community well-being.

Dr. Nelson has experience planning and facilitating community assessments, gathering quantitative and qualitative data, building partnerships with diverse stakeholders, developing community health profiles and, developing and managing community grant-making processes. Dr. Nelson was a 2012 National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice Award Recipient for leading an environmental health assessment project that demonstrated exemplary and replicable qualities in response to local public health needs and advancing environmental justice.

Dr. Nelson has served on numerous committees aimed at improving community health including but not limited to the African American Health Coalition, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Environmental Health Committee, the American Heart Association’s Health Equity Executive Leadership Committee, the Texas Health Institute’s Texas Health in All Policies Advisory Panel, the Center for Houston’s Future State of Health Work Group, and the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Pedestrian and Bicycling Subcommittee.

Dr. Nelson received her doctorate in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also holds a MA in Applied Sociology and a BA in Psychology – also from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.