Ursula Kelly

Ursula Kelly

Associate Professor, tenured


Ursula Kelly is an Associate Professor, tenured, and her research and clinical expertise are the impact of interpersonal violence on women’s mental and physical health. The central foci of her research have been on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in women who experienced intimate partner violence and military sexual trauma (MST), particularly exploring barriers to care and developing and evaluating innovative treatment models. She has conducted research with immigrant Latino women and women Veterans utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods and integrating intersectionality and biomedical frameworks. She received NIH National Institute of Nursing Research pre- and post-doctoral fellowships and private foundation funding for her research with Latinas. She is principal investigator of a VA funded study of trauma sensitive yoga for female veterans with PTSD. Kelly’s teaching interests include integrating psychiatric/mental health and interpersonal violence content into undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula. Kelly maintains clinical practices as an adult and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. Kelly received the 2011 Atlanta Business Chronicle Health Care Heroes Award and the 2012 Emory University Center for Women Unsung Heroine Award for her work with female veterans with PTSD.

Areas of Expertise

Mental Health