Michele Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

kelley_m3Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Email: makelley@uic.edu
1603 W. Taylor St., Office 652
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Michele Kelley is an Associate Professor in the Community Health Sciences Division. She is a health social scientist with dual masters degrees in social work and public policy from The Ohio State University and a research doctorate in Maternal and Child Health from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kelley’s research and teaching interests include adolescent and young adult well-being, youth-driven inquiry and action research, youth leadership development for community health improvement, innovations in MCH for urban populations, and culturally tailored best practices for health promotion. For the past decade, Dr. Kelley has been involved with the Greater Humboldt Park Community in developing the Community as a Campus educational initiative. She has served on the Healthy People 20/20 Adolescent Core Objectives Team, as co-chair of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Committee of the MCH Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Section Councilor for the APHA Social Work Section, co-chair for the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group for the Society for Adolescent Medicine, and part of the national Community of Practice and National Advisory Board for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Outcomes. She serves on the editorial boards of Qualitative Health Research, Social Work and the Journal of Community Practice.

Selected publications:

Starzyk EJ, Kelley MA, Caskey RN, Schwartz A, Kennelly JF, Bailey RC. (2015). Infant male circumcision: healthcare provider knowledge and associated factors. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115891.

Drazba, K.T., Kelley, M.A., & Hershberger, P.E. (2014). A qualitative inquiry of the financial concerns of couples opting to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis to prevent the transmission of known genetic disorders. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 23(2), 202-211. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9638-7

Bozlak, C.T., Kelley, M.A. Participatory Action Research with Youth. In: Lawson et. al. (2014). Participatory Action Research. Oxford University Press.

Romeo, K.E. & Kelley M.A. (2009). Incorporating human sexuality content into a positive youth development framework: Implications for community prevention. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 1001-1009. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2009.04.015