Kelly  Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kelly Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP

Instructor, Occupational Therapy & Surgery, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Dr. Harris’s research examines the interdependence of chronic disease, development, and educational outcomes for youth in urban and suburban contexts. She is particularly interested in the complications of asthma and sickle cell disease, and the unidentified impacts these conditions have on everyday activities for youth in community and educational contexts. Dr. Harris’ current projects examine the effects of neighborhoods and environmental factors on these relationships, the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of school-based supports, the development of implementation strategies, and the adaptation of interventions to address the needs of youth with chronic diseases.