Patrick Kelley '76, M.D., P.H.
Patrick W. Kelley, MD, DrPH graduated cum laude in 1976 from Fairfield with a major in biology. He joined the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the US National Academies in July 2003 as the Director of the Board on Global Health. He also leads the Board on African Science Academy Development. Dr. Kelley oversees a portfolio of IOM advisory activities on subjects as wide ranging as: the evaluation of U.S. global HIV/AIDS programs, U.S. global health policy, sustainable global surveillance for zoonotic infections, and cardiovascular disease and interpersonal violence prevention in developing countries. The African Science Academy Development Initiative is a $20 million effort to strengthen the capacity of eight African academies to provide authoritative, independent, evidence-based policy advice to their governments on scientific matters.
Before joining the National Academies, Dr. Kelley served in the U.S. Army as a physician, residency director, epidemiologist, and program manager. He retired as a Colonel in 2003. In his last Department of Defense (DoD) position, he founded and directed the DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System. This entailed managing surveillance and capacity-building partnerships with numerous elements of the federal government and with health ministries in over 45 developing countries. He also led DoD humanitarian assistance projects in over a dozen countries and founded the DoD Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity. Dr. Kelley has lectured in over 20 countries and has published over 65 scholarly papers, book chapters, and monographs. He served as the specialty editor for the two Textbook of Military Medicine volumes on Military Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kelley obtained his MD from the University of Virginia in 1979 as well as an MPH in 1982 and a DrPH in epidemiology in 1994 from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Dr. Kelley is married to the former Michele Reilly, also a 1976 Fairfield Biology graduate. They reside in Silver Spring, Maryland and have two children, John and Maureen. Maureen is a member of Fairfield's Class of 2012.