James F. Kelley M.P.H., Ph.D.

JFK2Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo St BSB 320
Honolulu Hawaii 96813

Telephone: (808) 692-1655
E-mail: jkelley@hawaii.edu

University of Georgia.   B.S., 1996 – Biology
Emory University.  M.P.H., 2003 – Infectious Diseases and Global Health
East-West Center. Diploma, 2007-Leadership Studies
University of Hawaii. Ph.D., 2011 – Biomedical Sciences

Personal Statement
Dr. Kelley’s skills and experiences include biomedical laboratory-based research and public health practice with the overarching goal of combating malaria, dengue and other vector-borne diseases. After working and training in Asia, the Pacific and Africa for over 8 years, Dr. Kelley joined the Department in 2005 to investigate the molecular and immunological aspects of vector-borne diseases. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on how dengue virus nonstructural proteins influence disease progression. He is currently employing clinical molecular techniques to delineate mechanisms of flavivirus pathogenesis and works towards bridging clinical/public health data from hemorrhagic fever patients in Asia and the Pacific with laboratory-based results to more accurately drive experimental hypotheses.