Membership Spotlight: Martha Ann Carey

Tue, May 23, 2017 10:08 PM | Robin Kelley (Administrator)

A True Methodologist at Heart
Many people like to watch sports or play cards for fun in their spare time; but that is not Dr. Carey. You can find her reading the latest research methods books. With such a unique skill set, it's understandable why she must remain abreast of current literature. Martha Ann Carey is a social psychologist AND registered nurse with experience developing, implementing, and evaluating social science research for public health agencies of the U.S. government. After receiving her diploma in nursing from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, she attended Loyola University of Chicago School of Nursing, graduating with a BS in Nursing in 1963. Later she received a PhD In Psychology (Social) from the Graduate Center of CUNY in 1987, with a focus on statistics and research methods.  

This busy mother of four has worked with agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Government Accountability Office. She has developed support for and overseen the progress of research programs, as well as the review of thousands of grant applications. 

As an expert in research design and qualitative methods courses (doctoral education and nursing programs), Carey served as an investigator for federally funded grants. Her international work includes plenary and invited panel presentations and qualitative research workshops in Thailand, South Korea, England, Australia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Malaysia, Mexico, and Canada. Supported by a U.S. Public Health Services International Fellowship Award in 1998, she was the first fellow at the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology in Edmonton, Canada. Currently, she works with nonprofit organizations and mentors researchers through Kells Consulting, a research and training firm in Pennsylvania.

She's a long time "WE-er." Now she is We's Treasurer. (She is also Treasurer for Div. 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA)). She's excited to be a part of the executive board and being part of a wise, professional group who  involved in challenging evaluation work.

You may find her playing the harp or growing roses in her spare time, but you definitely won't find her Tweeting or hanging out excessively on social media. She has a website but prefers not to attract attention to it until it receives a "complete makeover." However, you can stay connected with Dr Carey at marthaanncarey@kellsconsulting.com. 


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