Susan J. Kelley is a Professor in the School of Nursing at Georgia State University, in Atlanta, and is the Founder and Director of Project Healthy Grandparents, a community-based program that provides comprehensive services to families in which grandparents are raising traumatized grandchildren. Since the program’s inception in 1995, she has raised more than $8 million dollars in private and public funding to support the program.

Dr. Kelley has published extensively on various aspects of child maltreatment and is the 2019 recipient of the Mark Chaffin Outstanding Research Career Achievement Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Dr. Kelley received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Boston College and her BS and MS in Nursing from Boston University.