Kelly Hughes, MPH, RD, CHES
Associate Director, Program Strategy
National Network of Public Health Institutes
Kelly Hughes, MPH, RD, CHES, serves as an Associate Director for Program Strategy at NNPHI. Based in Atlanta, GA, she serves as a liaison to CDC, providing project and relational support for CDC-funded initiatives. For the last several years, Kelly has managed sodium reduction initiatives at NNPHI in collaboration with CDC and other strategic partners. Prior to joining NNPHI, Ms. Hughes worked as a Public Health Analyst in CDC’s Division of Community Health for programs, such as the Community Transformation Grant and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health programs. Additionally, she is a graduate of CDC’s Public Health Prevention Service fellowship, class of 2009. Ms. Hughes has a MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a BS degree in Dietetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Education Specialist.