Kelley, Patrick W.

  • Patrick W. Kelley, MD, DrPH, joined the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the US National Academies in July 2003 as the Director of the Board on Global Health. He has subsequently also been appointed the Director of the Board on African Science Academy Development. Dr. Kelley has overseen a portfolio of IOM expert consensus studies and convening activities on subjects as wide ranging as: the evaluation of the US emergency plan for international AIDS relief (PEPFAR), the US commitment to global health, sustainable surveillance for zoonotic infections, cardiovascular disease prevention in low- and middle- income countries, interpersonal violence prevention in low- and middle-income countries, and microbial threats to health. He also directs a unique capacity-building effort, the African Science Academy Development Initiative, which over ten years aims to strengthen the capacity of eight African academies to provide independent, evidence-based advice their governments on scientific matters.

    Prior to coming to the National Academies Dr. Kelley served in the US Army for more than 23 years as a physician, residency director, epidemiologist, and program manager. In his last Department of Defense (DoD) position, Dr. Kelley founded and directed the DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS). This responsibility entailed managing surveillance and capacity-building partnerships with numerous elements of the federal government and with health ministries in over 45 developing countries. He also founded the DoD Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity. Dr. Kelley is an experienced communicator having lectured in English or Spanish in over 20 countries. He has published over 65 scholarly papers, book chapters, and monographs. Dr. Kelley obtained his MD from the University of Virginia and his DrPH in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He is also board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.