Kelly Sklare: Nurse Practitioner

Kelly Moynes Sklare, RN, MSN, FNP, CNM has joyfully served as the team’s Research Nurse Practitioner since 2015, however, her journey with the Behavioral Immunology Program originally began in 2000, upon returning from a 3 year stay in Asia. She truly loved her time working, studying Japanese and volunteering with Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in exile but was excited to return to her hometown of Atlanta, with hopes of putting her B.A. in Psychology from Oglethorpe University to good use.

Luckily, she was hired to assist Dr. Miller’s work in comorbid schizophrenia and substance abuse research being conducted at Grady. Here, she witnessed Emory-trained nurse practitioners at work, providing extraordinary patient care with an unparalleled level of warmth and compassion.

This experience lead Ms. Sklare to pursue a career in nursing and she was incredibly fortunate to complete her training at Emory as a Woodruff Scholar and Fuld Fellow. Holding a dual certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife, Kelly has spent the last decade “catching babies” at Gwinnett Medical Center and providing compassionate primary care to children and adults in the Metro Atlanta area.

Ms. Sklare was invited to return to the team as a nurse practitioner and she accepted without hesitation. She absolutely loves being a part of this groundbreaking research lead by a team of dedicated scholars and healers.