Strutz, Kelly, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Kelly Strutz earned her B.S from the University of Rochester, North Carolina in 2002 and her Master’s degree from the University of Rochester in 2009. Her PhD was completed in 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following her postdoctoral training at Michigan State University, Dr. Strutz was appointed Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University in the Department of Public Health in 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.


Dr. Strutz’s research interests center on pregnancy as a critical period for understanding women’s and infants’ health and addressing health disparities. Particular interests include perinatal stress, maternal health services utilization, and implications of pregnancy for mental health and chronic disease risk.

Currently, Dr. Strutz is collaborating on health services research and evaluation projects for Medicaid enhanced prenatal care programs. These include quasi-experimental evaluations of Michigan’s Maternal Infant Health Program and of an Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded demonstration of a county population perinatal system of care. In addition, she will be leading evaluation of a new Michigan Partners for Success pilot program for improving pregnancy outcomes.


  1. Study Conception and Design
  2. Data Management and Analysis
  3. Communication