Sherry Kelly, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist with more than 30 years experience in the field of child development. Dr. Kelly began her career as an educational researcher in 1977 at the University of Minnesota Center for Youth Development and Research. Dr. Kelly completed her undergraduate degree in Social Education at Boston University. During the 1980s, Dr. Kelly worked with several non-profit organizations and education-focused companies. Her graduate work experience included clinical research with Dr. Lee Salk and a faculty appointment to Cornell Medical School.
Dr. Kelly holds multiple Masters degrees in Psychology from New York University and Yeshiva University. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York. Dr. Kelly completed an APA internship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Clinics.
She was a National Cancer Institute Fellow and National Institute of Health (NIH) Fellow in Psycho-Oncology, as well as Neuropsychology, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She has also been an instructor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Weill-Cornell Medical School.
Dr. Kelly’s clinical research experience included 8 years at New York Hospital in the Department of Pediatrics. While at New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Kelly developed innovative, multi-disciplinary, intervention and rehabilitation programs. Dr. Kelly was well known for her work with children challenged by learning differences, autism, and developmental delays.
Her work has been featured in segments on Good Morning America. From 2000-2007, She was a clinician in private practice, a lecturer, and a columnist. Most recently, Dr. Kelly was a founding board member of Autism After 21, a Boca Raton based non-profit program of support, education, and skills training for young adults with special needs.