About George Kelley
Dr. George A. Kelley, DA, FACSM, is a tenured Full Professor and Director of the Meta-Analytic Research Group in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at WVU.
- 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 KS. (2023). Representation of adults with rheumatoid arthritis in US-based randomized controlled exercise trials: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Clinical Rheumatology. 42(1): 29-38.
- McDonald S, Mouro S, C DeVente, Wisseman B, Isler, C, DeVente J, Newton E, Hildebrand J, Kuehn, Kelley G, Chasan-Taber L, Broskey NT, May LE. (2022). Influence of prenatal exercise on the relationship between maternal overweight and obesity and select delivery outcomes. Scientific Reports. 12(1):17343.
- Kelley GA. (2022). Precision exercise medicine in rheumatology: Don’t put the cart before the horse. Clinical Rheumatology. 41:2277-2279. Note: Invited editorial (peer-reviewed).
- Steadman JB, Kelley GA. (2022). Response variation as a result of tai chi on resting blood pressure in hypertensive adults: an aggregate data meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 49:101641.
- Dolan E, Dumas A, Keane KM, Bestetti G, Freitas HM, Gualano B, Kohrt WM, Kelley GA, Rodrigues Pereira R, Sale C, Swinton PA. (2022) The bone biomarker response to an acute bout of exercise: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. 52(12):2889-2908.
- Strom CJ, McDonald SM, Remchak MM, Kew KA, Rushing BR, Houmard JA, Tulis DA, Pawlak R, Kelley GA, Chasan-Taber L, Newton E, Isler C, DeVente J, Raper M, May LE (2022). Maternal aerobic exercise, but not blood docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid concentrations, during pregnancy influence infant body composition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(14):8293.
- Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Stauffer BL (2022). Walking and resting blood pressure: An inter-individual response difference meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Science Progress. 105(2):1-19.
- Kelley GA, Kelley K. Callahan LF (2022). Are there inter-individual differences in anxiety as a result of aerobic exercise training in adults with fibromyalgia? An ancillary meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 103(9).1858-1865.
- Kelley GA, Kelley K. Callahan LF (2022). Clinical relevance of tai chi on pain and physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis: An ancillary meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Science Progress.105(2): 368504221088375.
- Mohamed, R Kelly KM, Nili M, Kelley, GA. (2022). A systematic review with meta-analysis of parental interventions for human papillomavirus vaccine uptake. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 62(4):1142-1153.
- Moyers S, Abildso CG, Kelley GA (2022). Context, classification, and study methodologies in research into nature-based therapies: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open. 12(4). e060734.
- Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Stauffer BL (2022). Inter-individual response differences on resting blood pressure as a result of qigong in adults: An ancillary meta-analysis of randomized trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 66:102818.
- Strom CJ, McDonald SM, Remchak MM, Kew KA, Rushing BR, Houmard JA, Tulis DA, Pawlak R, Kelley GA, Chasen-Taber L, Newton E, Isler C, DeVente J, Raper M, May LE (2022). The influence of maternal aerobic exercise, blood DHA and EPA concentrations on maternal lipid profiles. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(6):3550.
- Grogg, KA, Giacobbi PR, Blair EK, Haggerty TS. Lilly CL, Winters CS, Kelley GA. (2022). Physical activity assessment and promotion in clinical settings in the United States: A scoping review. American Journal of Health Promotion. 36(4):714-737.
- Hamilton BR, Staines KA, Kelley GA, Kelley, KS, Kohrt WM, Pitsiladis Y, Guppy FM. (2022). The effects of exercise on bone mineral density in men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Calcified Tissue International. 110(1):41-56.
- Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Pate RR (2022) Exercise and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and adolescents with obesity: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 16(4):486-510.
1. WVU School of Public Health Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, 2019
2.Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Award, WVU Health Sciences Center, 2018
3. Nominee, WVU Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, 2012
4. Nominee, WVU-HSC Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities, 2012
5. Excellence in Research Award, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2010
6. Distinguished Alumni Award, Boise State University, 2008
7. Consultant, Department of Health & Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines Committee, 2007-2009.
8. Nominee for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 20
9. Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Kinesiology, Boise State University, 1999
10. Grant Incentive Award, Northern Illinois University, 1999
11. Member, Best Professor Series, Northern Illinois University, 1996-2000
12. Elected Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 1996
13. Elected Fellow, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), 1996
14. Nominee for Teacher of the Year, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC,
15. Leadership and Service Award , Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, 1994
16. Honors College Core Faculty, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, 1992-1994/1989-1990
17. 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 612 – Research Translation and Evaluation in Public Health Practice
About George Kelley
Dr. George A. Kelley, FACSM, is a tenured Full Professor 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 currently serves as the sole instructor for graduate level PUBH 612, “Research Translation and Evaluation in Public Health Practice”, BIOS 601, “Applied Biostatistics 1”, and BIOS 663 “Introduction to Meta-Analysis”. A national and international authority on systematic reviews with and without meta-analysis, Dr. Kelley’s own research focuses on using the systematic review and meta-analytic approach to examine the effects of exercise and physical activity on health-related disease. With a “hands on” approach, Dr. Kelley has received external funding as Principal Investigator from sources that include the National Institutes of Health R01 mechanism, American Heart Association, and Department of Defense. In addition, he has participated in various roles on externally funded grants totaling more than $41 million. To date, he has authored more than 150 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 more recently the WVU Health Sciences Center Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Award in 2018 as well as the WVU Student Association of Public Health Graduate Teacher Award in 2019. In addition, Dr. Kelley recently served as the 2021 International Distinguished Scholar Lecturer at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) at Ensenada campus, México, a virtual series of lectures that included 298 participants from seven countries: Costa Rica, Colombia, Spain, USA, Brazil, Chile, and México. He also serves in various statistical advisory roles for 13 different non-predatory, peer-reviewed journals (emphasis on systematic reviews, with or without meta-analysis). In addition to his 80+ hour work week and with a firm belief in modeling the healthy behavior he seeks from others as a public health professional, Dr. Kelley currently cycles 150-240+ miles per week, resistance and balance trains 3 times per week, and walks/hikes 15-20 miles per week. He has been tracking his exercise and nutrition intake for more than 40 years.