Kelli Ling

Adjunct Faculty

Kelli Jeanne Ling is an adjunct lecturer who teaches Strategic Communications for Health Equity at Simmons. She has taught at both public and private tertiary institutions, and her research interests include examining the role of social determinants of health and transcultural communication in addressing complex social issues. She is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University and earned her second master’s degree in the field of health communication from Boston University, where she also received the Excellence in Health Communication Graduate Studies award (2022). Her recent qualitative research on the benefits of expanding gender diversity studies in schools and the constructs of culture and communications in understanding Japanese American internment experiences during WW2 were published in scholarly journals and presented at international forums.