Kelly Kelleher, MD, MPH, FAAP
Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH, FAAP, is professor of pediatrics and public health at the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University. He is also vice president for Community Health and Services Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, where he also serves as vice president for Health Services Research, director of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and director of the Research Institute.
Dr. Kelleher’s research interests focus on accessibility, effectiveness and quality of health care services for children and their families, especially those affected by mental disorders, substance abuse or violence. In particular, Dr. Kelleher studies technology, organization and financing of services and systems as they change outcomes. Comparisons between diverse treatments and their cost-effectiveness represent a core interest.
He is currently the principal investigator on grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Drug Abuse to examine interventions to improve care for children in primary care, and how local and state policies impact services and families. Dr. Kelleher is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Task Force on Mental Health and the Institute of Medicine subcommittee on Adolescent Healthcare.