Melinda S. Kelley, PhD

Director, Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

Dr. Melinda Kelley is the Director of the Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In addition to serving as the NIA legislative point of contact for Congressional members and staff interested in aging-related public health policy issues, she provides outreach to non-governmental organizations that have an interest in the NIA mission, including advocacy groups, professional societies, and non-profit organizations. She also serves as a liaison to international agencies and foreign organizations involved in aging research and policy, and conducts special projects for the NIA leadership. Previously, she worked at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute managing outreach and community engagement for multiple health education activities. She has also served as a Senior Science Advisor at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and as the Director of Research and Education at the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Dr. Kelley received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Washington and Georgetown University.


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