PhD, Genetic Epidemiology, Tulane University
MPH, Epidemiology, Tulane University
BS, General Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Tanika Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before going on to receive Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Epidemiology at Tulane University. Upon completing her graduate work in 2009, Dr. Kelly joined the Tulane faculty. Since then, Dr. Kelly has developed a research program focused on discerning multi-omics mechanisms underlying an array of cardiometabolic phenotypes. The overarching goal of her program is to inform and develop precision health strategies that may ultimately curb cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality globally. Highlights of Dr. Kelly’s career thus far include leadership of a whole-exome sequencing study of diabetic nephropathy among a multi-ancestry sample of >11,000 participants of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort and Atherosclerosis Risks in Communities studies, integrative multi-omics studies to identify gut microbial communities and serum metabolites that influence traditional and subclinical measures of cardiovascular health among up to 1,260 Bogalusa Heart Study participants, and a whole-genome sequencing study of blood pressure in >50,000 participants of the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine Program. As a result of these and previous research efforts, Dr. Kelly has published >100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed biomedical journals, with first or co-first author works in high-impact journals such as Nature Genetics, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, and Circulation Research.
Please view Dr. Kelly's publications at her NCBI profile page.