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Chandra Kelsey, MPH, CHES

Associate Director 2, Student Services and Lecturer


Chandra Kelsey MPH, CHES, supports the YSPH Office of Public Health Practice managing student internships, co-leading the Public Health Practice Practicum course (EPH500b), continuing education through the New England Public Health Training Center for M/CHES, and assisting with International Pre-Departure trainings

She currently serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition. Chandra has partnered with Connecticut Department of Public Health- WIC on the "It's Worth It" campaign, to promote breastfeeding and community support and is currently apart of the New Haven Breastfeeding Task Force as a consultant for CARE under the REACH grant. Other work: volunteering for COVID-19 vaccine communication for the New Haven Health Department and City of New Haven and researching the barriers of data dissemination in a study for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Legacy Steering Committee. Areas of interest: maternal-child health & breastfeeding, food security, geriatric health, health education. In January 2020 she was named one of Connecticut Magazine's 40 Under 40.


  • Volpe M, Bulmer S, Kelsey C (October 28, 2015) Knowledge and Perceptions of College Students Regarding the Physician Assistant Profession. Cureus 7(10): e368. doi:10.7759/cureus.368

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Southern Connecticut State University (2017)
  • BS
    Southern Connecticut State University, Public Health (2015)
  • AA
    Gateway Community College, Gerontology Certificate (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
40 Under 40Connecticut Magazine2020

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