M.P.H. Generalist Practice, University of Washington, 2019
Graduate Certificate: One Health, 2019
M.S.W. Administration and Policy Practice, University of Washington, 2018
B.A. Biochemistry & Chemistry, University of Washington, 2010
Kelley is a research coordinator in the IMPACT Lab, housed within the Department of Human Development at Washington State University. Kelley co-manages lab activities and coordinates multiple grants and projects within the lab.
Kelley found the IMPACT lab through connections with her graduate work and a timely paper co-authored by Dr. Brittany Cooper during Kelley’s last quarter in graduate school. Initially, Kelley’s early graduate work was focused on implementing Botvin’s LifeSkills Training in Seattle middle schools through Communities in Action (CinA), a project housed within UW’s Social Development Research Group. This experience catalyzed a curiosity for and interest in the sustainability of evidence-based programs and Kelley spent the later half of her graduate education at the UW Health Promotion Research Center exploring the impact of workforce turnover on the sustainability of evidence-based programs.
Although still interested in program sustainability, Kelley’s current research interests fall at the intersection of nature contact and health. Specifically, she is interested in how we conceptualize, preserve, and/or conserve nature and to whose benefit as well as understanding barriers and facilitators to accessing the spectrum of urban and big nature.