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Alexia Kelley, PhD

Alexia Kelley

Alexia Kelley, PhD

Senior Director of Research
Research, Innovation and Global Solutions
  • 104 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7415
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Alexia Kelley, PhD is the senior director of Research in Research, Innovation and Global Solutions at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She works with the associate dean for research to advance and support the School’s research enterprise. Alexia is the primary contact to support day-to-day research activities and helps build research collaborations within and beyond the School. She helps researchers understand and follow research compliance expectations and explore innovative ways to extend the impact of their work.

Prior to joining the Research, Innovation and Global Solutions, Alexia was the project manager in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Office of Research Development, fostering interdisciplinary research in areas of strategic focus for the campus. Alexia received a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and completed postdoctoral work at Duke University and NC State University.

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Responsible for the day-to-day central strategic research operations of the School

- Identification of funding opportunities and supporting proposal development

- Compliance management, including Conflict of Interest


PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2007

BA, Biology, Colgate University, 1998

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