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Patrick W. Kelley ,MD, DrPH

Distinguished Fellow in Nursing & Health Studies
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Patrick W. Kelley, MD, DrPH, was appointed a Distinguished Fellow in Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University in September 2016.  His focus is on growing the University’s programming in Public Health and Global Health.  Immediately prior to this position he spent 13 years at the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies where he was the Director of the Board on Global Health.  His work was wide ranging encompassing global infectious disease control, violence prevention, health workforce, and federal global health policy.  For ten years he also directed the $20 million African Science Academy Development Initiative, which strengthened the capacity of eight African science academies to provide independent, evidence-based advice to their governments. 

Prior to the National Academies, Dr. Kelley served in the US Army for more than 23 years and retired as a Colonel.  Among his leadership responsibilities he founded and directed the DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System. He also founded the DoD Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity and served as the specialty editor for a landmark two volume textbook entitled:  Military Preventive Medicine: Mobilization and Deployment.  He has lectured in over 20 countries and authored or co-authored over 80 scholarly papers, book chapters, and monographs. Dr. Kelley obtained his MD from the University of Virginia, his DrPH in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and his B.S. from Fairfield University. He is also board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

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