Keith Knapp, PhD, MHA, CNHA, HSE, FACHCA
Associate Professor
111 Washington Ave
STE 107
Lexington, KY 40536
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PhD, Gerontology

University of Kentucky



Xavier University


BGS, Arts & Sciences

University of Kentucky



Dr. Keith R. Knapp is Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy.  An established post-acute care leader and gerontologist, his teaching focuses on student engagement through sharing current practitioners’ experiences and exploring relevant applications of contemporary theories. He is especially interested in both post-acute health care delivery innovation and public health approaches aimed at improving the lives of underserved elders.


Dr. Knapp joined the UK College of Public Health in August 2019. Prior to joining UK, he served as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services and Senior Living Leadership in the College of Health Professions at Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.  Previously, he was the CEO of Christian Care Communities, Kentucky’s largest faith-based provider of affordable senior housing and long term care services, annually serving over 5,000 elders and their families statewide. In this position he was responsible for overseeing the organization’s achievement of quality outcomes and financial performance, as well as leading strategic planning and innovation efforts.


Dr. Knapp has served as the board chair for the American College of Health Care Administrators, National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards, Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long Term Care Administrators and Leading Age-Kentucky.   

Research Interests:
  • Post-Acute Care Leadership
  • Post-Acute Care Service Innovation
  • Intergenerational Learning
  • Aging & Corrections