Dr. Edward Kelley

Director, Service Delivery, World Health Organization

Dr. Edward Kelley currently serves as the World Health Organization’s(WHO) director on Service Delivery. He is also WHO’s lead on Health System Recovery for the organization’s Ebola response efforts. Prior to joining WHO, Dr Kelley directed the US National Healthcare Reports for the US Department of Health and Human Services in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He also directed the 28-country Health Care Quality Improvement (HCQI) Project of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Formerly, Dr Kelley worked for 10 years in West and North Africa and Latin America, directing research on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Niger as a Quality Assurance Advisor for the USAID-sponsored Quality Assurance Project (QAP) and Partnerships for Health Reform Project Plus (PHRPlus).

Dr Kelley’s other experience includes his role as international division manager for the Advisory Board Company, a large health-care consulting firm based in Washington, DC. While at AHRQ, Dr Kelley also served as an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr Kelley’s research and project work has produced numerous publications in the areas.

Source: http://www.who.int/patientsafety/news_events/bios_speakers_ISQua2012.pdf