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Kelly Kelleher, MD, Selected for 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award from American Psychological Association

(From the March 2017 issue of Research Now)

Kelly Kelleher, MD, director of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and vice president of Health Services Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently selected for the Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award for 2016 by Division 37 (the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Established in 1982, the Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award is presented to a non-psychologist who has made significant contributions to advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families.

Dr. Kelleher is a pediatrician whose 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. He has a longstanding interest in formal outcomes research for mental health and substance abuse services.

Dr. Kelleher is also a professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Public Health in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health at The Ohio State University, as well as the vice president for Community Health at Nationwide Children’s. Dr. Kelleher is affiliated with Partners For Kids, the pediatric accountable care organization guided by Nationwide Children's, the Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families program and other wellness initiatives at Nationwide Children's.

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