Kelly is a CDC epidemiologist who leads educational student programs and partnerships focused on attracting young people to the field of public health. She designs and directs programs ranging from equipping STEM teachers with public health knowledge and resources to bring back to the classroom to introducing medical and veterinary students to applied epidemiology through experiential learning. She also supports CDC STEM efforts as a subject matter expert for the agency and by coordinating strategic partnerships to advance STEM education. Prior to CDC, she conducted global health research on adolescent health in Brazil, worked with a NPO as a K–12 program director and consultant in Texas, and taught middle and high school in Florida. She earned her MPH from University of Texas.
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