Dr. Kelly earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was chief resident at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Kelly then completed a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health degree at the University of TX Health Science Center, Houston, School of Public Health. She has held faculty positions in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, New York Medical College and Stanford University School of Medicine. She is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.


Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1987)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1988), Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1991), Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine (1994), Academic Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Community Health
  • Vaccine Delivery

Research Interest

  • Poison prevention and utilization of poison control centers, injury prevention, resident and medical student education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Is syrup of ipecac still for sale? Comparison of pharmacies in a large urban area - 2003 vs. 2005
Kelly NR, Sanchez SH Clinical Pediatrics 2007 46 320-324
Transportation barriers to accessing health care for urban children
Zarr RL, Yang S, Kass-Hout T, Kourosh A, Kelly NR Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2006 17(4) 928-943
Prevention of Poisonings in Children
Kelly NR Rose, BD (Ed) Up Todate, Wellesley, MA 2005
Effects of a video to increase use of poison control centers among low-income and Spanish-speaking families: A randomized controlled trial.
Kelly NR, Huffman LC, Mendoza FS, Robinson TN Pediatrics 2003 111 (1) 21-26
Exploring barriers to utilization of poison centers: A qualitative study of attending an urban women, infants, and children (WIC) clinic.
Kelly NR, Groff JY Pediatrics 2000 106 (1) 199-204

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award - Baylor College of Medicine
    Development of Enduring Educational Materials (2005)
  • Golden Apple Award - Stanford University
    Excellence in Resident Education (1999)
  • Don E. Hill Memorial Award - Arkansas Children’s Hospital
    Excellence in Research (1990)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Pediatric Research