Kelly Palmer

Assistant Professor - Tucson

Kelly Palmer, PhD, MHS, CCRP is the Associate Director of the UAHS Center for Health Disparities Researcher and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Broadly, her research seeks to understand sociocultural influences of health behavior and to design and implement culturally informed interventions to achieve health equity for vulnerable and underserved populations. Her desire is to understand how to better engage these populations- particularly Black women in research, chronic disease screening, and cardiometabolic risk reduction interventions. Her work is centered on how experiences and perspectives impact cardiometabolic related health outcomes using community and asset-based approaches. She employs qualitative inquiry to solicit comprehensive personal accounts and contextual information from individuals that can help to improve interventions and health care delivery in populations experiencing disproportionate burden of cardiometabolic disease. 

Research Interests: 
Cancer Biology and Cancer Prevention
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Science