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Kelli DePriest: Doctoral Nursing Students

Kelli DePriest, BSN, CCRN

PhD Candidate
Kelli DePriest
Advisor(s): Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN
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Kelli DePriest earned a bachelor's degree in 2013 from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and has since been working in the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. This experience, along with her time in the Peace Corps, has inspired her goal of working to decrease health disparities. Her research interests focus on the health of children and their families.

Dissertation Focus

Health disparities, children, families, and asthma

Major Achievement(s)

  • NINR NRSA Recipient 2017-2019
  • 2nd Place in JHU Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • John and Ruth Ward Gurtler Scholarship Recipient
  • Coverdell Peace Corps Program Fellow
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society