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Research Project Manager

Biographical Information:

Kelsey Ross Dew joined the Department in January 2021. Kelsey is responsible for planning, conducting, and monitoring research projects within the Department. She has experience in program management, research coordination, evaluation, and policy/systems work. Kelsey is passionate about public health, improving the health of communities, research and advocating for systems-level change. Prior to joining UNC, Kelsey worked with the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative at the Foundation of Health Leadership & Innovation as a Program Coordinator, engaging with communities, and promoting improved oral health outcomes. She has also worked with a school-based childhood obesity initiative, Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health (MATCH), during which she gained experience in program management and evaluation at East Carolina University and MATCH Wellness, Inc. Kelsey holds a Master of Public Health from East Carolina University and a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Current Research Projects:

  • Rural Residency Track Expansion and Behavioral Health Integration (HRSA)
    • PI: Mallory McClester Brown, MD
  • Designing and evaluating communication for dual users of e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes (NCI – NIH)
    • PI: M. Justin Byron, PhD
  • Interprofessional Geriatric Training to Improve Rural Primary Health Care (HRSA)
    • PI: Mallory McClester Brown, MD
Kelsey Ross Dew
  • Department of Family Medicine