Mary Kate Kelly MPH
Mary Kate Kelly is a clinical research coordinator at PolicyLab and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ms. Kelly works with Dr. Alexander Fiks and Dr. Brain Jenssen on multiple primary care-based projects aiming to improve pediatric care and health outcomes. Much of this research focuses on the incorporation of health information technology.
Ms. Kelly received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Drexel University. Her research at Drexel focused on the association between gender and inflammation in the context of chronic pain and depression. She also worked with a team of researchers on a project evaluating the status of behavioral health in Philadelphia. Before attending graduate school, Ms. Kelly worked as a direct support specialist for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.