Kelly O’Malley, PhD

Kelly O’Malley, Ph.D., is an advanced fellow in geriatrics at the New England Geriatric Research and Education Center (GRECC) through the Veteran’s Health Administration. She is currently conducting a needs analysis of older adult family caregivers in the VA Boston Coordinated-Transitional Care program (C-TraC) designed to reduce 30-day re-hospitalizations and to improve care transitions during the early post-hospital period. She provides clinical services to aging Veterans and their families through caregiver interventions. She recently completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship in Geropsychology at VA Boston. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the American Lake VA in Tacoma, WA and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Geropsychology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). While at UCCS, her research focused primarily on older adult family caregivers and caregiver interventions. Dr. O’Malley has a strong interest in public policy and initiated and completed an internship at the American Psychological Association’s Office on Aging where she completed projects that provided infrastructure for policy advocacy, and contributed to the development of policy positions for the APA. She maintains membership in a number of aging organizations and has presented her research at national conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.