College of Health Sciences
Dr. Kelly Wheeler, is Contributing Faculty in the School of Health Sciences for the PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. As a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Dr. Wheeler has served as a public health practitioner and scholar within nonprofit and academic sectors for more than 17 years, in which she has advocated for innovative research and health promotion endeavors for women, children, adolescents, and craniofacial survivors to enhance the quality of life of these populations utilizing qualitative, constructivist, participatory action research (PAR) to design community driven health education programs.
Dr. Wheeler has published peer-reviewed research and presented her research at a number of professional conferences. At Walden University, she teaches the doctoral capstone and serves on doctoral student dissertation committees. Dr. Wheeler's research interests include: qualitative research, Photovoice, participatory action research (PAR), grounded theory, quality of life exploration, disability research, women's health, child and adolescent health, chronic and infectious diseases, international health, population-based beliefs, culture, and health behaviors.