About George Kelley
Dr. Kelley teaches graduate courses in the Department of Biostatistics and conducts research focused on using the meta-analytic approach to examine the effects of exercise and physical activity on selected health outcomes in humans.
- MS, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1981
- BS, Boise State University, Boise, ID, 1980
- DA, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 1992
Kelley GA, Kelley K. Callahan LF (2018). Effects of exercise on anxiety in adults with arthritis: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMJ Open. 8:2:e019138.
Kelley GA, Kelley KS (2017). Exercise and cancer-related fatigue in adults: a systematic review of previous systematic reviews with meta-analyses. BMC Cancer.17:693.
Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Pate RR (2017). Exercise and adiposity in overweight and obese children and adolescents: Protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised trials. BMJ Open. 7:12:e019512.
Loughrey DG, Kelly MS, Kelley GA, Brennan S, Lawlor BA. (2017). Association of age-related hearing loss with cognitive function, cognitive impairment, and dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 144(2): 115-126.
Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Pate RR (2017). Exercise and BMI z-score in overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. 10: 108-128.
1. Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Award, WVU Health Sciences Center, 2018
2. Nominee, WVU Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, 2012
3. Nominee, WVU-HSC Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities, 2012
4. Excellence in Research Award, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2010
5. Distinguished Alumni Award, Boise State University, 2008
6. Consultant, Department of Health & Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines Committee, 2007-2009.
7. Nominee for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 20
8. Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Kinesiology, Boise State University, 1999
9. Grant Incentive Award, Northern Illinois University, 1999
10. Member, Best Professor Series, Northern Illinois University, 1996-2000
11. Elected Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 1996
12. Elected Fellow, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), 1996
13. Nominee for Teacher of the Year, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC,
14. Leadership and Service Award , Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, 1994
15. Honors College Core Faculty, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, 1992-1994/1989-1990
16. Distinguished Service Award, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, 1992
Courses taught at WVU (most recent)
BIOS 663 – Introduction to Meta-Analysis
BIOS 601 – Applied Biostatistics I
BIOS 602 – Applied Biostatistics I Lab
PUBH 602 – Research Translation and Evaluation in Public Health Practice
About George A. Kelley
Dr. George A. Kelley, DA, FACSM, is a tenured Full Professor and Director of the Meta-Analytic Research Group in the Department of Biostatistics at West Virginia University (WVU). He came to WVU in 2002 from Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Dr. Kelley teaches graduate biostatistics courses, including a meta-analysis course. He is a national and international authority on systematic reviews and meta-analysis and conducts research focused on using the systematic review and meta-analytic approach for examining the effects of physical activity on health-related disease. With a “hands on” approach, Dr. Kelley has a consistent record of external funding as Principal Investigator, including funding for more than 20 years via the NIH-R01 mechanism. In addition, he has participated in various roles on externally funded grants totaling more than $41 million. To date, he has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 80% as first author, i.e., person who did the most work. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate Alma Mata, Boise State University, Dean's Award for Excellence in Research from the WVU School of Medicine, and most recently (2018) the WVU Health Sciences Center Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Award. In addition, Dr. Kelley has been a nominee for Teacher of the Year on several occasions as well as the WVU Benedum Distinguished Scholar and Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. He currently serves on the statistical advisory board for five different peer-reviewed biomedical journals. In addition to his 80+ hour work week and with a belief in modeling the healthy behavior he seeks from others as a public health professional, Dr. Kelley currently cycles 150-200 miles per week, resistance trains 3 times per week, and walks/hikes 5-7 times per week. He has been tracking his exercise and nutrition intake since 1980.