Allyson Kelley is a community health scientist and the founder of Allyson Kelley & Associates PLLC. She leads a multidisciplinary team of associates and together they work to evaluate programs that result in opportunities for community healing and transformation.
Since 2005, Kelley has worked with tribes and organizations as a research partner, public health consultant, evaluator, methodologist, epidemiologist, mentor, author and educator. Her research interests include building community capacity to address the cultural, social and environmental factors that contribute to differences in health outcomes among underserved populations in the United States.
Kelley earned her master’s degree in Public Health Practice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her doctorate in Public Health from UNC Greensboro. Her first book, Evaluation in Rural Communities (Routledge, 2018) has been recognized as a practical, how-to guide for evaluation throughout the US. Kelley’s second book, Public Health Evaluation and the Social Determinants of Health (Routledge, 2020) provides insight into evaluation methods that build health equity.
Kelley loves teaching the next generation of public health workers and is an associate professor at UNC Greensboro. She lives in the central Oregon mountains and loves the outdoors and unplanned adventures.More about Kelley