Dr. Deanna Kelly

Daily Record Staff//May 9, 2023

Dr. Deanna Kelly

By Daily Record Staff

//May 9, 2023

Dr. Deanna Kelly

Acting Director, Mower Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Strategic Partnership
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

What is your most significant accomplishment?

My entire career has been dedicated to advancing science and care for people with schizophrenia here in the state of Maryland. I have published more than 225 scientific papers and 25 books and served on local, national and international workgroups and initiatives to help change care for this marginalized and stigmatized population.

One of my most significant accomplishments that I am truly proud of is my work and advocacy to allow Black patients to have expanded care with a life-saving medication, clozapine, which has been underused across Maryland and the U.S. in this population. This medication is the best treatment available in schizophrenia but not widely use here in Maryland and other places due to many barriers. I lead work locally, nationally, and internationally to break down barriers including helping the Food and Drug Administration change policies and guidelines, providing much research to help the field understand the problems and developing initiatives and programs to help with the solutions.

It Is truly a blessing to be contributing to science in this important way especially impacting the lives of many patients in here in Maryland, but also leading the premier science on this worldwide.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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