Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

Skip to Main Content


No Photo Available

Kelly Coates

Adjunct Instructor Community Health

Biography

Ms. Coates is returning to Portland State University after receiving her Masters in Public Health in 2005 and serving as an undergraduate adjunct instructor in the School of Community Health from 2003 to 2011. She is a lifelong Portland resident and revels in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Ms. Coates is currently employed as the Operations and Community Outreach Manager at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus. She also teaches math at NW Academy. Ms. Coates also donates her time as the Board Vice President for the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health and the Ambassador Board Chair at the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ms. Coates is specifically interested in examining the intersectionality of low education attainment and poor health outcomes, specifically in students of color. She hopes to create policy-level interventions that provide tangible, meaningful strategies for improving these key social determinants of health.