Kelly graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College in 2008, received her Master of Public Health from Emory University in 2011, and completed a PhD in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018.
She comes to Addiction Policy Forum with nearly a decade of research and managerial experience across academic, governmental, and nonprofit organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the New York City Department of Health, and the Rudd Center at Yale University. Most recently, Kelly served as the Population Health Manager for the Baltimore City Fire Department, where she utilized 911 data to inform programmatic and policy interventions to connect individuals with substance use disorders to available resources.
Kelly’s work has been published in a number of peer review journals, such as Substance Use & Misuse, Journal of Public Health Policy, Journal of Urban Health, Journal of Child and Family Studies, BMC Public Health, and the Journal of Social Service Review. She has presented at Maryland’s state-wide Harm Reduction Summit, American University, Governing Magazine’s annual Summit on Government Performance & Innovation, the Society for Prevention Research, and the American Public Health Association Conference, among others.