Kelly McAleer, MSPH

Kelly McAleer is a Senior Public Health Research Analyst with 2M Research. She has more than 16 years of experience in public health, with 5 of those years at the federal level with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and at the state level at the North Carolina Department of Health. Ms. McAleer’s work focuses primarily on evaluations of a variety of public health topics: innovations, training and technical assistance, program infrastructure, and chronic disease programs. She has worked on all aspects of evaluation, from the development and planning stage, to instrument development, quantitative and qualitative data collection, cleaning, and analysis. She has also been integral in the dissemination stage, interpreting data and writing results for technical reports, along with manuscripts and conference presentations.

At 2M, Ms. McAleer has served on a number of projects, including the Medicaid Provider Screening and Enrollment Assessment and Strategic Blueprint for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In addition to supporting the technical assessment of provider screening and enrollment practices, conducting site visits with states, and developing and delivering a strategic blueprint to support opportunities for improvement, Ms. McAleer managed the administrative aspects of the project. She ensured client satisfaction with the project, oversaw the subcontractor, and helped to ensure quality, on-time deliverables for the client. For the Support of the Implementation of the Zika Health Care Services Program, Ms. McAleer serves as the Associate Project Director, ensuring this large, multiyear project meets the clients’ and Grantees’ needs. She focuses on the day-to-day operations of the project, ensuring no details of the project are overlooked, while supporting the project director in the big-picture conceptualizing and problem-solving efforts.

Prior to joining 2M, Ms. McAleer was a research public health analyst with RTI. She has also worked on the evaluation of state-based chronic disease programs through work with CDC, including Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs, and Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs. Ms. McAleer earned her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor of Science from James Madison University.

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