Kelly Gross

Senior Research Support Specialist


Qualitative research design and analysis
Children with special health care needs and their families
Community based research and practice
Alternative economics and economic development.

Healthy Families NY Randomized Trial
MRT Supportive Housing Initiative
New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)
Victim Legal Assistance Network Development

Kelly joined CHSR in 2015 to work on various projects. She is currently working on the Quality Assurance in the Healthy Families New York evaluation. At present, Kelly is also the Director of the UAlbany Navigator Program which employs MSW students to educate and enroll individuals, their families, and small businesses in the NYS of Health Marketplace under the ACA. Prior to joining CHSR, Kelly has worked as a clinician with special needs children and their families helping them to normalize their experience, advocate for their needs, and to coordinate care among educators, medical personnel, and case managers for best practice and outcomes. She has also worked on alternative economic systems in various areas in the US and in Mexico and with a variety of populations contributing in grassroots and community organizing, program development and fundraising.

Kelly received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston with a Political Concentration and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Kelly is currently working on her Ph.D. in social work with an interest on economic development.