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Kelty Fehling MPH
Title: Deputy Director (Denver); Affiliate Investigator
Location: Denver
See Kelty Fehling's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
Ms. Fehling is a Health Science Specialist with the Denver COIN. She serves as a program manager for the Denver COIN and the multi-site VA Collaborative Evaluation Center (VACE) where she supports the development of program evaluations and communication with VA operational partners. Ms. Fehling also works to increase Veteran engagement in VA research through the development of Veteran Engagement groups and leads the multi-site ORH funded Growing Rural Outreach through Veteran Engagement (GROVE) Center.

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Recent Publications


The following research fields have been used to summarize Kelty Fehling's publications (the number in parenthesis is the times that research field has appeared). The categories are based on 11 publications with 53 citations of her work, 89% of her publications have at least 1 citation:

  • Clinical Research (7)
  • Health Services (4)
  • Cardiovascular (3)
  • Heart Disease - Coronary Heart Disease (3)
  • Heart Disease (3)
  • Behavioral and Social Science (2)
  • Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities (3)
  • Atherosclerosis (2)
  • Patient Safety (2)
  • Mental Health (1)
  • Tobacco (1)



Rohs CM, Albright KR, Monteith LL, Lane AD, Fehling KB. Perspectives of VA healthcare from rural women veterans not enrolled in or using VA healthcare. PLoS One. 2023 Aug 14;18(8):e0289885. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0289885. PMCID: PMC10424869.
PMID: 37578986


McNeal DM, Fehling K, Ho PM, Kaboli P, Shimada S, Saini SD, Youles B, Albright K. Engaging Stakeholders in Identifying Access Research Priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar 29. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07195-5. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35349024

Kenney RR, Haverhals LM, Stryczek KC, Fehling KB, Ball SL. Site visit Standards Revisited: A Framework for Implementation. American Journal of Evaluation. February 2022.


Ayele RA, Lawrence E, McCreight M, Fehling K, Glasgow RE, Rabin BA, Burke RE, Battaglia C. Perspectives of Clinicians, Staff, and Veterans in Transitioning Veterans from non-VA Hospitals to Primary Care in a Single VA Healthcare System. J Hosp Med. 2019 Oct 23;14(3):E1-E7. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3320. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC7064299.
PMID: 31634102.

Wendleton LR, Martin LA, Stewart Steffensmeier KR, et al. Building Sustainable Models of Veteran-Engaged Health Systems Research. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. May 2019. doi:10.1177/0022167819845535


Lambert-Kerzner A, Maynard C, McCreight M, Ladebue A, Williams KM, Fehling KB, Bradley SM. Assessment of barriers and facilitators in the implementation of appropriate use criteria for elective percutaneous coronary interventions: a qualitative study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 Aug 13;18(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s12872-018-0901-6. PMID: ; PMCID: PMC6205154.
PMID: 30103677.

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Media (Video, Podcast, Other)


Cultivating Equitable Research Through Partnership with the Growing Rural Outreach through Veteran Engagement (GROVE) Center

by Ray Facundo, MSW ; Kelty Fehling, MPH ; Lauren Korshak, DHealth(c), MS, RCEP ; Leah Wendleton, MPH, MSW
Seminar date: 10/13/2021

Description: In this Cyberseminar panelists will provide an overview of: 1) the need for and benefits of partnerships with Veterans in rural health research 2) services and resources GROVE offers to enable engagement 3) updates to the SERVE toolkit on HSR website. They will discuss what the GROVE Center does and why Veteran Engagement is an important tool in rural research. From this presentation you will learn about the tools and services available to incorporate Veteran Engagement into your work. Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans with a specific focus on rural Veterans.

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