Katherine Patterson Kelly, PhD RN CPON®Nurse Scientist

Dr. Kathy Patterson Kelly is a Nurse Scientist in the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at Children's National Health System. She divides her time between advancing evidence based practice and mentoring staff nurses to conduct their own research studies and her own program of research in treatment communication and decision making in children and families facing cancer.

Dr. Kelly joined the Standards of Psychosocial Care project team after the first Think Tank and helped to develop the methods used to write the standards. She is a co-author of two Standards and is now a member of the Core Implementation Team.