Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond.
Join the Ali Center in welcoming this month’s Daughter of Greatness, Dr. Brandy N. Kelly Pryor.
Dr. Brandy N. Kelly Pryor in 2015 was jointly appointed as the Director of the Center for Health Equity, a division within the Louisville Metro/Jefferson County’s Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), and as an Assistant Professor with the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences.
With expertise in various frameworks of youth development, community based participatory research and advancing equity, Dr. Kelly Pryor’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the perception and performance of hope in marginalized communities; development of domestic and international social policy regarding youth; and the relationship between gender and race/ethnicity in the development of health narratives. Building on her ethnographic research conducted in 30 states and 50 cities, Dr. Kelly Pryor has expertise incorporating innovative techniques of narrative, visual, performance and network analysis in community evaluation and community capacity building.
Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Kelly Pryor’s experience included a focus on understanding the nexus of social determinants of health, education, policy, and youth development in various capacities in the public and nonprofit sectors. She has worked on these topics in a variety of settings both domestically and abroad, as well as in major metropolitan areas and rural communities. She has served as an AmeriCorps member in Washington, DC, a legislative assistant for Maryland House of Delegates, and evaluated various locally and federally funded community and youth development initiatives.
Dr. Kelly Pryor holds a PhD from Texas A&M University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree both from The George Washington University.
A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program will follow from 9:00-10:00 a.m.