Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Nursing

Kathleen Kelly

Hart Hall, Troy Campus
[email protected]


Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

M.P.H., School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, Rensselaer

M.S., Nursing, Russell Sage College

B.S., Nursing, Russell Sage College

Select Awards

University at Albany Research Fellowship Award, 2007-2008

University at Albany Research Fellowship Award, 2006-2007

Excellence in a Student Publication Award, Rockefeller College Review (RCR): 1(4), 2004

New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Recognition Award

Anthrax Epidemiological Response Team, 2002


2012 Health Resources and Services Administration Advanced Education Nursing Traineeshipgrant ($135K)
Project Director

2010 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Social Network Analysis grant ($100K)
Co-principal investigator with Dr. Kim Fredericks

2009 Schacht Summer Faculty Grant ($5K)
Co-principal investigator with Dr. Neeti Pathare

Areas of Research

  • Quality of Care
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Program Evaluation


Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Albany Medical College, Union University

New York State Family Nurse Practitioner, 1989-2009

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Adult Nurse Practitioner, 1999-2009

American Nurses’ Association Family Nurse Practitioner, 1980-199

New York State- Registered Professional Nurse, 1975-Present

Registered Physician’s Assistant: New York State, 1981-Present

Select Publications


2006 Foreword. In Nancy Macintyre and Anne Decker’s A Few Strong Women, A Short History of Nurse Practitioners in New York State. Troy, New York: The Troy Book Makers.

Doctoral Dissertation

2008 “Translating Research into Practice: The Physicians’ Perspective.”

Journal Publications

Culyer, L., Brown, E. and Kelly, K. (2014).  Oral Health Care for Underserved Children in the United States.Journal of Community Health Nursing. 31(1).

Kelly, K., Daley, C., Cafiero, M. and Filippone, J.D. (2013). “Knowledge Translation to Reduce Heart Failure (HF) Readmission Rates.” Coronary Artery Disease 2013. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease. (Select papers). ISBN 978-88-7587-684-5

Abstract Publications

Filippone, J.D., Daley, C., Kelly, K. and Cafiero, C. (2013, August 13). “The Intersection of Knowledge Transfer and Health Literacy in Reducing Readmission Rates for Heart Failure.” Journal of Cardiac Failure. (19) (8). Supplement. S88.

Policy Documents

2012 Analyzing Stakeholder Perceptions and Social network Connections
Important for the Future of Nursing. Conducting a Social Network Analysis of Key Stakeholders in Implementation of Recommendations for the Future of Nursing. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Grant # 68498. Project Directors: Dr. Kim Fredericks and Kathleen A. Kelly. Retrieved online September 4, 2012 at

Distinguished Lecture Invitations

2011: Distinguished Scholar Lecture: “East Meets West: The Academic Clinical Partnership: Thailand, Sage and SPH,” Thai Red Cross College of Nursing, Bangkok, Thailand

2011: Distinguished Faculty Presentation: “Toward Magnet Hospital Designation: Getting

Started,” Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

2010: Distinguished Scholar Lecture: “Translating Research into Practice and Policy: The Impact on Quality” Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

International Presentations

2013: “The Intersection of Knowledge Transfer and Health Literacy in Reducing Readmission Rates for Heart Failure,” 10th International Congress on Coronary Heart Disease. October 13-16, 2013. Florence, Italy. Daley, C., Kelly, K., Cafiero, M. and Filippone, J.D. (poster presentation)

2013: “Characteristics of Heart Failure (HF) Patients Admitted to a Single Hospital in Thailand (January 1, 2008 Through December 31, 2010). The Sigma Theta Tau International’s 24th International Nursing Research Congress. July 22-26, 2013. Prague (poster presentation)

National Presentations

2013: “Knowledge Translation to Reduce Heart Failure (HF) Readmission Rates.” 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. September 22-26, 2013. Orlando, Florida (poster presentation)

2013: “Characteristics of Heart Failure Patients Admitted to a Hospital in Thailand.” Western Institute of Nursing’s 46th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Anaheim, California. P. Pitakwong, Drs. G, Kelman and K. Kelly (poster presentation)

2011: Strategic Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Social Network Analysis report recommendations. Washington, D.C. Drs. K. Fredericks and K. Kelly.

2011: The Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association. Current Translation of Stroke Research into Clinical Practice: A local pilot study. National Harbor, Maryland. Drs. K. Kelly and N. Pathare.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing 705: Measurement and Program Evaluation
  • Nursing 703: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Nursing 702: Public Policy and Ethics
  • Nursing 619: Diagnostic Health Assessment
  • Nursing 611: Research Seminar
  • Nursing 599: Global Health Care Analysis
  • Nursing 627: Advanced Adult Nursing Interventions: Transforming Data into Quality             and Patient Safety
  • Nursing 662 Nurse Educator I
  • Nursing 663 Nurse Educator II
  • HTW 604 Comparative Health Policy Study Abroad (Syracuse University, Summer Program)

Selected Professional Associations

Future of Nursing (RWJF)-New York State Action Coalition, 2011-present

Sigma Theta Tau Delta Pi Chapter, 2009-present

Capital District Nursing Research Alliance, 2008-present

American Society for Public Administration, 2007-present

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2007-present