About Kristi Kelley
Ms. Kelley, a primary Research Technician in the Department of Biostatistics Meta-Analytic Research Lab, conducts research focused on using meta-analytic approach to examine effects of exercise & physical activity on selected health outcomes in humans.
- MEd, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 1996
- BS, 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.
Kelley, GA, Kelley KS, Callahan LF. (2017). Community-deliverable exercise and anxiety in adults with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMJ Open 7:e014957.
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.
1995-1996 Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Education (Graduate)
1995-1996 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Graduate)
1992 Graduated Cum Laude (Undergraduate BS degree)
1992 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Undergraduate)
1991-1992 Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor
1990, 1991 Leona Drake Scholarship Award
1990-1992 Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Academic Honor Roll
1990 Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Education (Undergraduate)
1990-1992 Tau Omicron Honor Society for Women
1989-1992 Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
1989-1991 Middle Tennessee State University Women's Varsity Volleyball Team
1989-1991 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll
1989 Tommie Reynolds Scholarship Award
1988-1992 Honor Roll and Dean's List
About Kristi Kelley
Ms. Kelley received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992 and earned her Masters of Education degree in Health Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1996.
Ms. Kelley coordinates the Meta-Analytic Research Lab in the School of Public Health at WVU. She came to WVU from Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Ms. Kelley's thesis focused on research dealing with the health habits and counseling practices of physicians.
Previously she worked as a research assistant in the Office for Health Promotion at Northern Illinois University. In that role, Ms. Kelley served as the project director for the Youth Sports Coalition held at the United Center in Chicago. She also helped develop a videotape and training manual on early childhood movement education for child care providers. More recently, she has worked as the primary research assistant on several externally funded grants from the US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (R01 mechanism), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Heart Association. These externally funded projects use the meta-analytic approach to examine the effects of physical activity on health-related disease, specifically, the effects of exercise on resting blood pressure, bone mineral density, lipids and lipoproteins, arthritis, and depression. She has published 47 peer-reviewed publications to date.
She is a member of the American Heart Association's Epidemiology Council, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Public Health Association.
Ms. Kelley is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has a personal commitment to running, walking, and progressive resistance training. She also enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, rollerblading, cycling and other recreational activities as time allows.