I am an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases with a multi-disciplinary background and previous experience in clinical HIV/STI medicine, HIV/STI epidemiology and clinical outcomes research, and laboratory-based research. My clinical practice is based at the Grady Infectious Diseases Program where I am privileged to care for HIV positive patients. I also serve on the Infectious Diseases inpatient consult team and Special Immunology Service at Grady Memorial Hospital. The primary focus of my research is on mucosal HIV susceptibility in sexual and gender minority populations with a particular interest in biomedical prevention interventions. The goal of my research is to work towards optimizing efficacy of HIV biomedical prevention interventions, such as an HIV vaccine, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and microbicides, for populations at high risk of infection. I am currently PI of several ongoing studies examining mucosal immunology and how real-life, human, sexual contexts can influence rectal mucosal susceptibility to HIV. I also serve as Associate Director for the Emory Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core, and an investigator in the HIV Vaccines Trial Network and HIV Prevention Trials Network at the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center.
Colleen F. Kelley, MD, MPH
- Infectious Disease
- ABMS Internal Medicine
- Emory University School of Medicine
Education & Training
- Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
- Residency: University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
Honors & Awards
2006: Young Investigator Award, 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Denver, Colorado
2009-2010: Bristol Myers Squibb Virology Fellow
2009: Infectious Disease Society of America Travel Grant recipient
2010: Young Investigator Award, 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco, California
2012: Burroughs Wellcome Fund Travel Award to Translational Science Meeting 2012
2012: Young Investigator Poster Presenter, CFAR National Directors’ Meeting, San Francisco
2013-2014: Atlanta Rotary Fellow in Health Research
2014: National Institutes of Health, Early Career Reviewer member
2015: HIV Vaccine Trials Network 803/HIV Prevention Trials Network Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Americas Working Group, 2015-present
2015: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)Expert Working Group, 2015-present 2015: Infectious Disease Society of America Education Committee, HIVMA representative, 2015-present 2015: Junior Investigator presentation, Nation CFAR Scientific Symposium, November 2015
2018: Chair, National CFAR Science Symposium
2019: Official IDSA/HIVMA spokerperson
Kelley CF, Mannino DM, Homa DM, Savage-Brown A, Holguin F. Asthma phenotypes, risk factors, and measures of severity in a national sample of US children. Pediatrics. 2005 Mar;115(3):726-31.
Kelley CF, Hernandez-Ramos I, Franco-Paredes C, del Rio C. Clinical and epidemiologic aracteristics of foreign born Latinos with HIV/AIDS at an urban HIV clinic. AIDS Reader. 2007 Feb; 17(2):73-4, 78-80.
Kelley CF, Barbour JD, Hecht FM. The relationship between symptoms, viral load, and viral load set point in primary HIV infection. JAIDS. 2007 Aug 1; 45(4): 445-8.
Kelley CF, Kitchen CM, Hunt PW, Rodriguez B, Hecht FM, Kitahata M, Crane HM,
Willig J, Mugavero M, Saag M, Martin JN, Deeks SG. Incomplete immunologic restoration is common in antiretroviral treated HIV infected adults after 10 years of therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2009 Mar; 48(6):787-94.
Kelley CF, Checkley W, Mannino DM, Franco-Paredes C, del Rio C, Holguin F. Trends in Hospitalization for AIDS-related Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in the United States, 1986-2005. Chest. 2009 Jul; 136(1):190-197.
Kelley CF, Sullivan ST, Lennox JL, Hart CE. Lack of effect of compartmentalized drug resistance mutations on HIV-1 pol divergence in antiretroviral experienced women. AIDS. 2010 May; 24:1361-6.
Hatano H, Delwart EL, Norris PJ, Lee TH, Neilands TB, Kelley CF, Hunt PW, Hoh R, Busch MP, Deeks SG. Evidence of persistent low-level viremia in long-term HAART-suppressed, HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2010 Oct; 24(16): 2535-9.
Kelley CF, Haaland RE, Brooks JT, Patel P, Evans-Strickfaden T, Farshy C, Hanson D, plasma HIV-1 RNA viral loads and is not enhanced by sexually transmitted bacterial infections of the rectum. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011 Sep; 204:761-767.
Kelley CF, Rosenberg ES, O’Hara BM, Sanchez T, del Rio C, Sullivan PS. Prevelance of Urethral Trichomonas vaginalis in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012 Sep; 39: 739.
Kelley CF, Rosenberg ES, O’Hara BM, Frew PM, Sanchez T, Peterson JL, del Rio C, Sullivan PS. Measuring Population Transmission Risk for HIV: An Alternative Metric of Exposure Risk in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the US. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e53284.
Sullivan PS, Peterson J, Rosenberg ES, Kelley CF, Cooper H, Vaughan A, Salazar LF, Frew P, Wingood G, DiClemente R, del Rio C, Mulligan M, Sanchez TH. Understanding Racial HIV/STI Disparities in Black and White Men who have Sex with Men: A Multilevel Approach. PLoS One. 2014;9(3):e90514.
Peterson JL, Bakeman R, Sullivan P, Millett G, Rosenberg E, Salazar L, DiClemente RJ, Cooper H, Kelley CF, Mulligan M, Frew P, del Rio C. Social Discrimination and Resiliency are not associated with Differences in Prevalent HIV Infection in Black and White Men who have Sex with Men. JAIDS. 2014 Aug; 66(5): 538-43.
Hernandez-Romieu AC, Sullivan PS, Sanchez TH, Kelley CF, Peterson JL, del Rio C, Salazar LF, Venue-time-space Sampling and Facebook in a Prospective Cohort Study of Black and Frew PM, and Rosenberg ES. The Comparability of MSM Recruited from Salazar LF, Frew PM, and Rosenberg ES. The Comparability of MSM Recruited from Venue-time-space Sampling and Facebook in a Prospective Cohort Study of Black and White MSM in Atlanta, GA. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014; 3(3): e37.
Sanchez TH, Kelley CF, Rosenberg ES, Luisi N, O’Hara B, Lambert E, Coleman R, Frew P,
Salazar LF, Tao S, Clarke W, del Rio C, Sullivan PS. Lack of Awareness of HIV
Infection: Problems and Solutions with Self-reported HIV Serostatus of Men Who Have
Sex with Men. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Sep 2014; 1(2): ofu084.
Vaughn AS, Kelley CF, Luisi N, del Rio C, Sullivan PS, Rosenberg ES. An Application of
Propensity Score Weighting to Quantify the Causal Effect of Rectal Sexually Transmitted
Infections on Incident HIV among Men who Have Sex with Men. BMC Medical Research
Methodologies. 2015; March 21; 15(1): 25.
Kelley CF, Lai L, Ibegbu C, Rosenberg ES, Kaur S, Patel K, Mulligan MJ, Marconi VC,
Sullivan PS. Differences in Expression of Gut-homing Receptors on CD4+ T cells
in black and white HIV negative men who have sex with men. AIDS. 2016 May 15;
Kelley CF, Vaughan AS, Luisi N, Sanchez TH, Salazar LF, Frew PM, Cooper HL,
Diclemente R, del Rio C, Sullivan PS, Rosenberg ES. The Effect of High Rates of
Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections on HIV Incidence in a Cohort of Black and
White Men who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, GA. AIDS Research and Human
Retroviruses. 2015 Jun; 31(6): 587-92.
Sullivan PS, Rosenberg ES, Sanchez TH, Kelley CF, Luisi N, Cooper HL, Diclemente RJ,
Wingood GM, Frew Pm, Salazar LF, del Rio C, Mulligan MJ, Peterson JL. Explaining
Racial Disparities in HIV Incidence in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men
in Atlanta, GA: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. Annals of Epidemiology.
2015 Jun; 25(6):445-54.
Okafor N, Rosenberg ES, Luisi N, Sanchez T, del Rio C, Sullivan PS, Kelley CF.
Disparities in HSV-2 Infection between Black and White Men who Have Sex
with Men in Atlanta, GA. International Journal of STD and AIDS. Sep 2015.
Hernandez-Romieu AC, Sullivan PS, Rothenberg R, Grey J, Luisi N, Kelley CF, Rosenberg
ES. Heterogeneity of HIV Prevalence Among the Sexual Networks of Black and White
Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta: Illuminating a Mechanism for Increased HIV
Risk for Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
2015 Sep; 42(9): 505-12.
Kelley CF, Kahle E, Siegler AS, Sanchez T, del Rio C, Sullivan PS, Rosenberg ES. Applying
a PrEP Care Continuum for Men who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, GA. Clinical
Infectious Diseases. 2015 Nov15; 61(10):1590-7.
Rolle CP, Bolton M, Kelley CF. Use of a Prospective Sex diary to Study Anal Lubricant and
Enema Use among High Risk MSM-Implications for HIV Prevention. Sexually
Transmitted Diseases. 2016 Aug; 43(8): 476-8.
Rolle CP, Siegler AS, Sanchez T, del Rio C, Frew PF, Peterson JL, Sullivan PS, Rosenberg
ES, Kelley CF. Willingness to use Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Black and White
Men who have Sex with Men in Atlanta, Georgia. International Journal of
STD and AIDS. 2017; 28(9):849-57. PMID: 28632468).
Kelley CF, Kraft CS, DeMan TJB, Duphare C, Lee HW, Yang J, Easley KA, Tharp GK,
Mulligan MJ, Sullivan PS, Bosinger SE, Amara RR. The Rectal Mucosa and Condomless
Receptive Anal Intercourse in HIV Negative MSM: Implications for HIV Transmission and