Kelly A. O’Malley, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist interested aging services, access to mental health care, and health policy, with an emphasis on family caregiving and hospice and palliative care. Dr. O’Malley is the Clinical Director of the CLC Mental Health Consultation-Liaison Service at the VA Boston Community Living Center where she provides psychological services to aging Veterans, supervises psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows, and manages consults for mental health. She is also part of a clinical research team focused on understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in late life and at the end of life. The team is developing an educational program (e.g., webinars, videos, fast fact sheets), creating a curriculum on best practices for addressing PTSD at the end of life, and disseminating and evaluating the impact of these materials in community hospices and palliative care settings. Dr. O’Malley’s scholarly work aims to improves the lives of older adults through understanding their clinical needs and those of their family members and ensuring access to needed services and supports. She is a Health and Aging Policy Alumna (2018-19). While she was a HAP Fellow, she supported the Administration for Community Living’s effort to implement the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregiver and Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Acts.
Administration for Community Living (ACL)/Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)