Kelli O’Laughlin, MD, MPH, attended the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (2003) and completed her emergency medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles / Olive-View UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program (2007). She earned her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health (2008). She is an emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Practice Evaluation Center. Dr. O’Laughlin is faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Partners Center of Expertise in Global and Humanitarian Health.

Dr. O’Laughlin conducts research focused on assessing health needs of refugees and on designing and evaluating refugee-specific interventions to improve care for this vulnerable population. She works in collaboration with Medical Teams International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to evaluate the HIV care continuum in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Presently she is evaluating the health behavior and ecologic context influences on HIV care among refugee populations, to gain a more in-depth understanding of linkage to HIV care in Nakivale. These data will help her to design, implement and evaluate an informed HIV linkage intervention in this setting (K23 MH108440-01A1).

Speaking Topics

  • Research (Methodology, Funding)
  • Refugee Health
  • Global Health Intervention Research
  • K23 Funding
  • HIV research among refugees in sub-Saharan Africa