Kelly Harris

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine/Occupational Therapy

Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Surgery (Public Health Sciences) and leads the Health Equity, Opportunity, and Education Research Lab. Dr. Harris’ research agenda seeks to understand how systemic racism and specifically efforts to support and resist equity in health and educational settings operates to limit achievement and opportunity for youth with chronic conditions. She is particularly interested in disrupting patterns of systemic injustice by understanding and addressing the complications of chronic diseases and the unidentified impacts these conditions have on everyday life for youth in community and educational settings. Her work incorporates quantitative, geospatial, and qualitative methods as well as the use of mixed methods in partnership with community and youth serving institutions.

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