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Michele A Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA, ACSW

Associate Professor Emerita, UIC School of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences

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Dr. Michele Kelley is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Community Health Sciences Division. Dr. Kelley’s research and teaching interests include adolescent and young adult well-being, youth-driven inquiry and action research, community food systems education and action, culturally responsive, trauma informed youth mental health promotion, and the deleterious effects of racism and gentrification on youth health and well-being. She has been principle investigator on federal grants from the CDC, HRSA, and NIH. Her current scholarship primarily addresses policy and multilevel action to mitigate health inequities using evidence informed best practices, and developmental and cultural assets.