Reena Kelly, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration

Health Administration and Policy Department
School of Health Sciences
Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Administration — Health Services, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Health Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India

About Reena Kelly

Reena Kelly has worked in the healthcare industry in the clinical, administrative, and research fields for over 15 years. She was in private clinical practice as a dental surgeon in India for over 8 years before getting her Master's in Health Administration (MHA) and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Immediately after, Reena worked within the healthcare industry in healthcare provider staffing and management, and then returned to graduate school to get her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her work has been published in several academic journals and her research and teaching interests lie in the area of strategic management and organizational behavior in healthcare organizations.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Hearld, LR, Hall, AG, Kelly, RJ, Karabukayeva, A., Singh, JA. (2021). Organizational context and the learning and change readiness climate for implementing an evidence-based shared decision-making aid. Journal of Health Organization and Management. (Epub ahead of print) https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-10-2020-0397

Hall, AG., Karabukayeva, A., Rainey, C., Kelly, RJ, Wade, J., Patterson, J., Feldman, S. Perspectives on Life Following a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (2021). Disability and Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101067

Kelly, RJ & Hearld, LR. (2020). Burnout and Leadership Style in Behavioral Health Care: A Literature Review. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 47(4), 581-600. doi: 10.1007/s11414-019-09679-z

Kelly, RJ & Hearld, LR. (2020). Burnout and Leadership Style in Behavioral Health Care: A Literature Review. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 47(4), 581-600. doi: 10.1007/s11414-019-09679-z

Puro, N, Joseph, R., Caimins, B., Zengul, FD, Cochran, K, & Ray, MN. (2020). Predictors of Hospital acquired Clostridioides Difficile Infection: A Systematic Review. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 42(3), 127-135. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000236 (Epub)

Houser, S, Joseph, R., Puro, N, & Burke, DE. (2019). Use of Technology in the Management of Obesity: A Literature Review. Perspectives in Health Information Management. Fall 2019 Issue.

Carroll, N, Joseph, R., Puro, N. (2019). Interventions to Address Medication-Related Causes of Readmission: A Systematic Review. Journal of Hospital Administration, 8(4).

Carroll, NW, Hearld, LR, & Joseph, R. (2019). Hospital ownership of postacute care providers and the cost of care. Health Care Management Review. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000235 (Epub)

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