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The UW School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence. An unusually fertile environment for nursing research guides and shapes its baccalaureate and graduate educational programs. It also builds practice that emphasizes leadership skills for the health care needs of a multicultural world.


Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Jean Kelly, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Co-Director, Center on Infant Mental Health & Development
Family and Child Nursing
Box 357920
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7262

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Dr. Jean Kelly is Professor, Family and Child Nursing and Co-Director, Center on Infant Mental Health & Development. Her research focus is on testing the efficacy and effectiveness of caregiver-child interactions to promote social and emotional health, birth to five. She developed and published a research- and practice-based preventive intervention program to enhance caregiver-child relationships, both in home-visiting and center-based programs. She also directs Promoting First Relationships, a prevention program dedicated to promoting young children's social-emotional develoment through responsive, nuturing caregiver-child relationships. She is chair of the Center on Human Development and Disability Early Intervention Task Force and is on the governing board of the Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network. She is Co-Principal Investigator for both the Promoting Infant Mental Health in Foster Care, and the Training social workers grants.
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