Dan Kelly, MD

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Gorgas Memorial Institute DTMH2017Tropical Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoInfectious Diseases2016Medicine
    University of California, BerkeleyMPH2016Public Health - Epidemiology
    Baylor College of MedicineInternal Medicine2011Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineMD2008Medicine
    Princeton UniversityAB2003Chemistry
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    National Institutes of Health2016Loan Repayment Program Award
    University of California, Berkeley2016Sidney MacDonald Russell Family Graduate Fellowship Award
    University of California2015Presidents Global Food Initiative Fellowship Award
    The Clinton Foundation2015Clinton Global Citizen Award (recipient: Wellbody Alliance)
    Malvern Preparatory School2015St. Augustine Alumni Award
    Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone2011Fulbright Scholarship
    Yeshiva University2008Point of Light
    Global Health Education Consortium2008Velji Global Health Project of the Year Award
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine2008Albert S. Kuperman Award for Field Work in Global Health

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    After graduating from Princeton University, Dan Kelly, MD, MPH, went to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he pursued a Global Health Fellowship after his third year. In Sierra Leone, a local doctor and he were inspired to start Wellbody Alliance, a health and human rights non-profit organization that provides high-quality healthcare to the rural poor. After internal medicine residency and with a Fulbright scholarship, Dan conducted HIV research in Sierra Leone while building the community health work of Wellbody Alliance to care for the half million people living in rural Kono district. Dan was an infectious disease fellow at University of California, San Francisco, and an MPH student at University of California, Berkeley, when Ebola struck Sierra Leone. After a close friend died of Ebola in August 2014, Dan decided to take a leave of absence from fellowship training and the MPH to take a full-time leadership role in the Ebola response. Dan reached out to his long-time mentor Paul Farmer and established a coalition with Partners In Health in Sierra Leone. Dan spent eight months on the ground in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic and led multiple frontiers of work, ranging from Ebola care to clinical trials of innovative Ebola diagnostics, and integrated Wellbody Alliance into Partners In Health. Dan returned to UCSF and UCB and finished his infectious disease fellowship and MPH. Dan continues to conduct Ebola research in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He employs sero-epidemiology, transmission mapping and modeling techniques, and clinical research cohorts to investigate asymptomatic Ebola virus infection and mild illness. Dan has published on Ebola in New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, and The Lancet.

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    1. Dhillon RS, Srikrishna D, Kelly D. Deploying RDTs in the DRC Ebola outbreak. Lancet. 2018 Jun 07. PMID: 29887274.
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    2. Kelly D, Mukadi P, Dhillon RS. Beyond vaccines: improving survival rates in the DRC Ebola outbreak. Lancet. 2018 May 25. PMID: 29807665.
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    3. Kelly D, Barrie MB, Mesman AW, Karku S, Quiwa K, Drasher M, Schlough GW, Dierberg K, Koedoyoma S, Lindan CP, Jones JH, Chamie G, Worden L, Greenhouse B, Weiser SD, Porco TC, Rutherford GW, Richardson ET. Anatomy of a Hotspot: Chain and Seroepidemiology of Ebola Virus Transmission, Sukudu, Sierra Leone, 2015-16. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 28; 217(8):1214-1221. PMID: 29325149.
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    4. Kelly D, Richardson ET, Drasher M, Barrie MB, Karku S, Kamara M, Hann K, Dierberg K, Hubbard A, Lindan CP, Farmer PE, Rutherford GW, Weiser SD. Food Insecurity as a Risk Factor for Outcomes Related to Ebola Virus Disease in Kono District, Sierra Leone: A Cross-Sectional Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Mar 19. PMID: 29557329.
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    5. Richardson ET, Kelly D, Sesay O, Drasher MD, Desai IK, Frankfurter R, Farmer PE, Barrie MB. The symbolic violence of 'outbreak': A mixed methods, quasi-experimental impact evaluation of social protection on Ebola survivor wellbeing. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Dec; 195:77-82. PMID: 29156248.
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    6. Kelly D, Reid MJ, Lahiff M, Tsai AC, Weiser SD. Community-Level HIV Stigma as a Driver for HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Sierra Leone: A Population-Based Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 08 01; 75(4):399-407. PMID: 28406807.
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    7. Richardson ET, Fallah MP, Kelly D, Barrie MB. The predicament of patients with suspected Ebola - Authors' reply. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 07; 5(7):e660-e661. PMID: 28619225.
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    8. Richardson ET, Barrie MB, Nutt CT, Kelly D, Frankfurter R, Fallah MP, Farmer PE. The Ebola suspect's dilemma. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 03; 5(3):e254-e256. PMID: 28193386.
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    9. Richardson ET, Kelly D, Barrie MB, Mesman AW, Karku S, Quiwa K, Marsh RH, Koedoyoma S, Daboh F, Barron KP, Grady M, Tucker E, Dierberg KL, Rutherford GW, Barry M, Jones JH, Murray MB, Farmer PE. Minimally Symptomatic Infection in an Ebola 'Hotspot': A Cross-Sectional Serosurvey. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Nov; 10(11):e0005087. PMID: 27846221.
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    10. Cancedda C, Davis SM, Dierberg KL, Lascher J, Kelly D, Barrie MB, Koroma AP, George P, Kamara AA, Marsh R, Sumbuya MS, Nutt CT, Scott KW, Thomas E, Bollbach K, Sesay A, Barrie A, Barrera E, Barron K, Welch J, Bhadelia N, Frankfurter RG, Dahl OM, Das S, Rollins RE, Eustis B, Schwartz A, Pertile P, Pavlopoulos I, Mayfield A, Marsh RH, Dibba Y, Kloepper D, Hall A, Huster K, Grady M, Spray K, Walton DA, Daboh F, Nally C, James S, Warren GS, Chang J, Drasher M, Lamin G, Bangura S, Miller AC, Michaelis AP, McBain R, Broadhurst MJ, Murray M, Richardson ET, Philip T, Gottlieb GL, Mukherjee JS, Farmer PE. Strengthening Health Systems While Responding to a Health Crisis: Lessons Learned by a Nongovernmental Organization During the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Sierra Leone. J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 15; 214(suppl 3):S153-S163. PMID: 27688219.
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    11. Dhillon RS, Kelly D, Srikrishna D, Garry RF. Overlooking the importance of immunoassays. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Oct; 16(10):1109-1110. PMID: 27676344.
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    12. Richardson ET, Barrie MB, Kelly D, Dibba Y, Koedoyoma S, Farmer PE. Biosocial Approaches to the 2013-2016 Ebola Pandemic. Health Hum Rights. 2016 06; 18(1):115-128. PMID: 27781004.
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    13. Kelly D, Cohen J, Grimes B, Philip SS, Weiser SD, Riley ED. High Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection in Homeless Women: Informing Public Health Strategies. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Aug; 25(8):840-5. PMID: 27243474.
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    14. Semper AE, Broadhurst MJ, Richards J, Foster GM, Simpson AJ, Logue CH, Kelly D, Miller A, Brooks TJ, Murray M, Pollock NR. Performance of the GeneXpert Ebola Assay for Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone: A Field Evaluation Study. PLoS Med. 2016 Mar; 13(3):e1001980. PMID: 27023868.
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    15. Kelly D, Schlough GW, Conteh S, Barrie MB, Kargbo B, Giordano TP. The Majority of the Pre-Antiretroviral Population Who Were Lost to Follow-Up Stopped Their Care in Freetown, Sierra Leone: A 12-Month Prospective Cohort Study Starting with HIV Diagnosis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0149584. PMID: 26901765; PMCID: PMC4763157.
    16. Kelly D, Weiser SD, Tsai AC. Proximate Context of HIV Stigma and Its Association with HIV Testing in Sierra Leone: A Population-Based Study. AIDS Behav. 2016 Jan; 20(1):65-70. PMID: 25771909; PMCID: PMC4570874.
    17. Kelly D, Richardson ET, Barry M. Persistent Ebola Virus in the Eye. N Engl J Med. 2015 11 12; 373(20):1981-2. PMID: 26559588.
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    18. Dhillon RS, Kelly D. Community Trust and the Ebola Endgame. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 27; 373(9):787-9. PMID: 26222382.
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    19. Broadhurst MJ, Kelly D, Miller A, Semper A, Bailey D, Groppelli E, Simpson A, Brooks T, Hula S, Nyoni W, Sankoh AB, Kanu S, Jalloh A, Ton Q, Sarchet N, George P, Perkins MD, Wonderly B, Murray M, Pollock NR. ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test kit for point-of-care and laboratory-based testing for Ebola virus disease: a field validation study. Lancet. 2015 Aug 29; 386(9996):867-74. PMID: 26119838.
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    20. Kelly D, Grace Lin SY, Barry PM, Keh C, Higashi J, Metcalfe JZ. Xpert MTB/RIF false detection of rifampin-resistant tuberculosis from prior infection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Dec 01; 190(11):1316-8. PMID: 25436783.
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    21. Kelly D. Make diagnostic centres a priority for Ebola crisis. Nature. 2014 Sep 11; 513(7517):145. PMID: 25209763.
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    22. Rotte M, Fields JM, Torres S, Dominick C, Kelly D. Use of ultrasound to diagnose and manage a five-liter empyema in a rural clinic in sierra leone. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2014; 2014:173810. PMID: 25050185; PMCID: PMC4090470.
    23. Kelly D, Hartman C, Graham J, Kallen MA, Giordano TP. Social support as a predictor of early diagnosis, linkage, retention, and adherence to HIV care: results from the steps study. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 Sep-Oct; 25(5):405-13. PMID: 24508174; PMCID: PMC4125558.
    24. Kelly D, Hubenthal EA, Lurton G, Empson SF, Barrie MB, Kargbo B, Wagner GJ, Giordano TP. Multiple self-report measures of antiretroviral adherence correlated in Sierra Leone, but did they agree? Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Dec; 24(12):931-7. PMID: 23970613.
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    25. Kelly D, Barrie MB, Ross RA, Temple BA, Moses LM, Bausch DG. Housing equity for health equity: a rights-based approach to the control of Lassa fever in post-war Sierra Leone. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2013 Jan 02; 13:2. PMID: 23282054; PMCID: PMC3562201.
    26. Kelly D, LeLeux TM, Citron DR, Musher DM, Giordano TP. Ulceronodular syphilis (lues maligna praecox) in a person newly diagnosed with HIV infection. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Jul 20; 2011. PMID: 22689612; PMCID: PMC4545021.
    27. Kelly D, Teeter LD, Graviss EA, Tweardy DJ. Intracranial tuberculomas in adults: a report of twelve consecutive patients in Houston, Texas. Scand J Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; 43(10):785-91. PMID: 21696248.
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    28. Kelly D, Giordano TP. Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting: a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders. AIDS. 2011 May 15; 25(8):1137; reply 1138-9. PMID: 21537118.
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    29. Kelly D, Barrie MB. Global health: will positive changes for Sierra Leone's health professionals mean the end of its Brain Drain? J Public Health Policy. 2010 Apr; 31(1):112-4. PMID: 20200532.
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    30. Kelly D. Haitian amputees--lessons learned from Sierra Leone. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 18; 362(11):e42. PMID: 20200359.
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