Tara Kelly is an experienced project manager and public health researcher with experience working in the areas of behavioral health, substance use disorders, clinical trials, COVID-19 outcomes research, and humanitarian health.
Prior to joining HMA, Tara worked as a senior project and portfolio manager with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine Project Management Office (PMO). In this role, she managed a diverse portfolio of complex projects including the Behavioral Health Roadmap for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Within this portfolio, she was responsible for work plan development, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, procurement management, and implementation oversight.
As a program manager at Harvard University and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Research Institute, Tara oversaw multiple research and training programs for humanitarian responders, including disaster risk and resilience research in the Philippines, creation of the National NGO Humanitarian Training Academy, Harvard National Football League (NFL) Health Study, and Patient Center Outcome Research Network (PCORnet).
Tara earned a Master of Applied Science in humanitarian health from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
When not working or spending time with her daughter, Tara can be found testing out a new recipe in the kitchen or running with her dogs.