Cynthia W. Kelly, PhD, RN
Cynthia W. Kelly is a nurse-researcher who has studied how people regulate and change their personal behavior for over ten years.
Dr. Kelly received both MSN and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and has worked as a nurse in a variety of specialties--including pediatric intensive care, adult medical surgical care, labor, delivery, mother and infant care, occupational health and education-- and in a variety of roles: staff nurse, unit supervisor, manager.
Her academic career has included appointments at Xavier University in Cincinnati where she taught masters courses and coordinated both Informatics and Forensics programs, and at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing where she taught graduate courses and conducted health care research.
Dr. Kelly has conducted a variety of studies using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM), and based on her work with these interventions, developed Commitment to Health (CTH) theory as well as an intervention bundle which includes a Commitment to Health Scale (CTHS) allowing measurement of the changes.
Dr. Kelly is currently working as a contractor/consultant for the University of Cincinnati C-STARS program on several health care research and program evaluation projects. For more about Dr. Kelly's consulting projects, visit the Zintro or Linkedin websites.