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Kim Kelly

Postdoctoral Research Associate
4170 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive
608-890-0179

“The fate of our fellow animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.”

Emile Zola

Kimberly Kelly, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist with over fifteen years experience in health research. Her work explores the intersections between humans and animals with a particular focus on using novel scientific methods to understand the biological, psychological, and social pathways through which animals and humans impact one another’s health. She combines rigorous mixed methods research training with a background in public policy and outreach to partner with local, state, and national organizations. Using a multidisciplinary lens and complex systems approach, she designs and implements research projects aimed at providing translational data that can be used to develop real world interventions and programs to improve interspecies relationships.