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Kelly O'Shea, PhD

Associate Director

Evaluation & Tracking Program

Pronouns: She/Her


Building & Room:

WROB Room 440


1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. MC 595

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5186

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Kelly's expertise in program evaluation allows her to understand and demonstrate CCTS's impact at UIC, within the CTSA consortium, and among the broader community.

Selected Publications

O’Shea, K., Soo, J., & Johnson, T. (2022). Impact of a Clinical and Translational Science Awards Hub on Faculty Research Grant Productivity. Journal of Clinical and Translational Sciences.

Mahmoud, D. R., Yang, A., Ciolino, J. D., Fisher, S. D., Sit, D., Pinheiro, E., Pendergrast, T., O’Shea, K., Wisner, K. L., & Clark, C. T. (2019). Validity of the WHIPLASHED as a tool to identify bipolar disorder in women. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246, 69–73.

Wisner, K. L., Sit, D., O’Shea, K., Bogen, D. L., Clark, C. T., Pinheiro, E., Yang, A., & Ciolino, J. D. (2019). Bipolar disorder and psychotropic medication: Impact on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 243, 220–225.


Ph.D. in Epidemiology
School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago
Dissertation: Heterogeneity of Symptoms, Outcomes, and Characteristics in Patients undergoing Treatment for Endometriosis

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology
School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago
Capstone Title: The Effect of Acculturation on Self-Reported Health Needs of Chicago Latinos

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Anthropology, Minor in Southeast Asian Studies
Northern Illinois University

Professional Memberships

American Evaluation Association
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiological Research
Endometriosis Foundation

Selected Presentations

O’Shea, K., Pendergrast, T., Kolia, M., Stika, C., George, A., Avram, M., Rasmussen-Torvik, L., Ciolino, J., & Wisner, K. L. (2017, April 6). Optimal Medication Management of Mothers with Depression (OPTI-MOM) [Poster Session]. 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day, Chicago, IL, USA.

Pendergrast, T., O’Shea, K., Kolia, M., Clark, C., Fisher, S., & Wisner, K. L. (2017, November 7–10). •Assessing, Stress, Health, Emotion, and Response (ASHER) Registry [Poster Session]. 3rd Biennial Perinatal Mental Health Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.

Soo, J., O’Shea, K., & Johnson, T. (2018, October 31–November 3). Influence of CTSAs on Faculty Productivity [Paper Presentation]. American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, OH, USA.

O’Shea, K., Konda, S., Kvaskoff, M., Liu L., Peterson, C., Goba, G., Turyk, M. (2023 April 17). Factor Analysis in the Categorization of Endometriosis Lesion Location from the SPiTE study [Poster Session]. 5th Annual UIC Women’s HealthResearch Day, Chicago, IL , USA.

O'Shea, K., Krogen, M., Johnson, T. (2021 November 8 - 13). A Comparison of CTSA Pilot Applicants Subsequent Productivity [Paper Presentation]. American Evaluation Association, Virtual.