Kelli Komro, PhD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Kelli Komro is a Professor of Health Outcomes and Policy in the College of Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida. Her work focuses on developing complex community-wide preventive interventions to reduce child and adolescent health risks and disparities, both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Komro’s large NIH-funded trials have focused on specific underserved populations of youth, including: (1) urban central-city African-Americans; (2) urban central-city Hispanics/Latinos; (3) Native Americans, specifically Cherokee Indians; and (4) rural, largely white, poor populations. She is the author of over 100 scientific papers on issues including child health disparities, theory and intervention design, community trial and longitudinal research designs, and measurement. NIH has continually funded her research since the 1990s. She is the recipient of two national mentoring awards and a University of Florida College of Medicine teaching award. Professor Komro is a behavioral/social epidemiologist and a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.