Faculty & Staff at TUC

Nemesia  Kelly

Nemesia Kelly

College: CEHS

Department: Public Health Program

Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5827

Fax: (707) 638-5871

E-Mail: nemesia.kelly@tu.edu

Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 403

Nemesia Kelly is an Assistant Professor in the Public Health (PH) Program in the College of Education and Health Sciences. As the Program's Field Study Coordinator, her focus is coordinating the Public Health Field Study course and on the development, supervision, and management of student field study placement opportunities for all MPH students.  She is also Chair of the PH Program Evaluation Committee and serves as the Public Health Practice Manager of the Program's Center for Workforce Development & Public Health Practice.

Professor Kelly's other job responsibilities involve MPH program accreditation and data management. Her research interests are Cancer Disparities; Health Inequities; Social Determinants of Health Environmental Health; Food-labeling Issues; Environmental Justice; Program Evaluation; Ethnographic and Qualitative Research; Violence as a Public Health Issue, Carceral Justice, School to Prison Pipeline.

Master of Public Health, Touro University California - 2013
Bachelor of Music, California State University, Los Angeles - 2003


Nemesia P. Kelly, G. Cummings, D. Wilson, M. Muse. “Perceptions of breast cancer among African
American women.” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 18, 2014. New
Orleans, LA. 

Gayle Cummings, N. Kelly, D. Wilson. “A Collaborative Partnership to Assess Public Health Workforce Needs: Solano County Public Health Department.” National Association of County and City Health Officials (NAACHO) Annual Meeting. July 7-9, 2015. Kansas City, MO.

  • Conducted analysis of qualitative needs assessment study conducted in Vallejo, CA among African American women which explored and described African American women’s knowledge and attitudes about breast cancer
  • Conducted literature review
  • Analyzed and coded three recorded and transcribed 90-minute focus groups conducted over a five-month period (between 11/2010 and 4/2011), each consisting of 8-9 participants totaling to 26 participants in Solano County aged 22-73, which included breast cancer survivors and women who have not had the disease. Descriptive statistics, including counts, proportions and percentages were used to describe study participant characteristics and key variables. Major findings revealed 9 key categories of themes and main findings discussed major barriers to prevention and treatment.
  • Served as lead author on Capstone Project research paper on the findings of the qualitative
    needs assessment study. The abstract, of the paper, titled "Perceptions of breast cancer among African American women,"was later submitted to American Public Health Association (APHA) and was selected for a poster presentation at the APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 2014) in New Orleans, LA.

Touro University California                                                             (2009-present)
College of Education and Health Sciences
Public Health Program  

Keck School of Medicine of USC                                                      (1999-2008)
Master of Public Health Program                                                               


Last Updated: 5/4/18