Featured Researcher: Colleen Kelley

Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH

Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH (Division of Infectious Diseases) is a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases with a multi-disciplinary background and previous experience in clinical HIV medicine, HIV epidemiology and clinical outcomes research, and laboratory-based HIV research. For the last several years, the focus of Dr. Kelley’s research has been translational immunology studies of HIV susceptibility in men who have sex with men (MSM), with a particular interest in biomedical prevention interventions.

Dr. Kelley aims to optimize the efficacy of HIV biomedical prevention interventions, such as an HIV vaccine, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and microbicides for populations at high risk of infection. For this work, she has developed a successful translational immunology program at Emory focused on rectal HIV transmission in MSM. In addition, Dr. Kelley is the associate director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core and serves as a faculty member in the Rollins School of Public Health’s PRISM Health Group, which conducts various large research studies focused on HIV prevention in MSM. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and their three kids, Jane (8), Kiernan (6), and Ronan (4).

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