Kelly Gagnon graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and French. During her undergraduate career, she conducted research on how to improve the quality of life of adolescent mothers and their children. This inspired her interest in research in sexual health. The needs of these mothers also opened her eyes to the needs of a widely underserved population. Her goal is to continue to work with these underserved populations to improve health disparities.
Kelly is currently enrolled in a Master of Public Health program at Southern Connecticut State University. Kelly joined the Weitzman Institute in 2016 to assist with the LGBT ECHO and Pain research projects. She hopes that through working on these projects and others she can gain valuable research experience. After graduating from her Master’s degree program, she plans on continuing her education and pursuing a PhD program.