Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY. 2022 - Current

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2020 - 2022

Adjunct Faculty, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, Providence, RI. 2020 - 2020

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Boston Children's Hospital Level II Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston, MA. 2014 - 2020

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Boston Children's Hospital Level II, Inpatient Medicine, Boston, MA. 2008 - 2020

Adjunct Faculty, Endicott College Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Beverly, MA. 2014 - 2014

Clinical Instructor in Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. 2012 - 2013

Nurse Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal Child Health Bureau, Boston, MA. 2011 - 2012

Nurse Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital Medicine Patient Services, Evidence Based Practice, Boston, MA. 2009 - 2010

Staff Nurse, Boston Children's Hospital Intermediate Care Program, Boston, MA. 2008 - 2010

Staff Nurse I, Boston Children's Hospital Inpatient Medicine, Boston, MA. 2007 - 2010

Registered Nurse, Pediatric Health Care Associates, Peadbody, MA. 2006 - 2007

Awards
Commencement Degree Representative for Doctoral Candidates
Boston College, 2019

Early Career Spotlight
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2016

University Fellow
Boston College, 2016

University Fellow
Boston College, 2015

University Fellow
Boston College, 2014

University Fellow
Boston College, 2013

David R. DeMasso, MD Pediatric Psychiatry Nursing Excellence Award Nominee
Boston Children's Hospital, 2012

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
Alpha Chi Chapter, 2007

Presentations
Health Literacy and Eating Disorder Pathology in Women with Food Insecurity
International Conference on Eating Disorders, 2022

Web Based Screening and Brief Intervention Increases Self-Reported Motivation to Reduce Binge Eating and Binge Drinking in College Students
International Conference on Eating Disorders, 2022

Associations between Shame, Eating Disorder Symptoms, and Depression in a Preliminary Sample of Women with Food Insecurity
Eating Disorders Research Society Annual Meeting, 2022

Thank you for coming to my tEDTok: The experience of treatment for eating disorders as told on TikToK.
International Conference on Eating Disorders, 2022

Bradycardia in Adolescents and Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
International Conference on Eating Disorders, 2021

Management of Eating Disorders in the School Setting
Community Education Initiative, Boston Children's Hospital, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts

Eating Disorders and Adolescents and Young Adults: From Food Talk to Diagnosis
The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, 2021
Chicago, Illinois

Influence of COVID-19 on the next generation of nurses: A multi-methods study
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Meeting, 2021
Louisville, Kentucky

Eating Disorders: Multidisciplinary Approach
Adolescent Medicine Course, Boston Children's Hospital, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Eating Disorders: Inpatient and Outpatient Management
The Art and Science of Pediatric Nursing Conference-Society of Pediatric Nurses, Massachusetts Chapter, 2020

Eating Disorders: Multidisciplinary Approach
Adolescent Medicine Course, Boston Children's Hospital, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

Factors Associated with Refeeding Hypophosphatemia (RH) in Hospitalized Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, 2019
Washington, District Of Columbia

Antecedents and Correlates of Nasogastric (NG) Tube Feeding during Medical Hospitalization for Adolescents/Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa
25th Annual Eating Disorder Research Society Meeting, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

Identifying/Addressing Eating Disorders in the Office Setting
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Course, Boston Children's Hospital, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

Management of Eating Disorders in the School Setting
Community Education Initiative, Boston Children's Hospital, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

Motivational Interviewing, Community Education Initiative
Boston Children's Hospital, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

Disordered Eating
Community Education Initiative, Boston Children's Hospital, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Engaging youth in conversations about making changes to their frequent marijuana use: Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) in primary care
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

Inpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders
Feeding and Eating Disorders Conference hosted by Medicine Patient Services, Boston Children's Hospital, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Nasogastric Tube Feeding for Individuals Diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa: Effective Intervention or Short-Term Fix?
Eastern Nursing Research Society 28th Annual Scientific Session, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Binge Eating and Weight Perception among College-age Women
Nursing Research Special Interest Group; Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, 2015
Los Angeles, California

Characteristics Associated with Trait Mindfulness Among Marijuana-Using Youth
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Annual National Conference, 2015
Washington, District Of Columbia

Young People’s Motivation for Reducing Marijuana Use: Are They Ready, Willing, and Able?
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Annual National Conference, 2015
Washington, District Of Columbia

Disordered Eating
Youth at Risk Conference, Endicott College, 2015
Beverly, Massachusetts

Examining the Use of Meal Supervision in Adolescents and Young Adults with Restrictive Eating Disorders during Medical Hospitalization
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, 2014
Austin, Texas

Smoking Cessation Counseling Intervention for Parents (SCCIP) Study: Improving Children’s Health Through Parents
The Society of Pediatric Nurses 23rd Annual Convention, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee

Eating Disorders: Recognition, Assessment, and Referral in the School Setting
Community Education Initiative, Boston Children's Hospital, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Smoking Cessation Counseling Intervention for Parents of Hospitalized Pediatric Patients (SCCIP) Study
Nurses Week, Boston Children's Hospital, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

Smoking Cessation for the Adolescent Medicine Provider
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

Meet the Professor Breakfast: Smoking Cessation Roundtable Discussion
Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Course in Adolescent Medicine, 2012

Dieting by Drugs: More to Lose Than Just Weight
Division of Adolescent Medicine & Division of Toxicology, Boston Children's Hospital, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

Supervised Meals: Examining the Benefit for Pediatric Patients with Eating Disorders in a Medical Unit
The Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana

Introduction to General Pediatrics, Psychology Intern Orientation
Boston Children’s Hospital, 2011

The Smoking Cessation Counseling Intervention for Parents of Hospitalized Pediatric Patients (SCCIP) Study: Phase I
The Society of Pediatric Nursing 20th Annual Conference, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Introduction to General Pediatrics, Psychology Intern Orientation
Boston Children’s Hospital, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

The Pediatric Respiratory Assessment
Community Education Initiative, Boston Children's Hospital, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

Publications
Kells, M., Gregas,M., E. Wolfe, B., K. Garber, A., & Kelly-Weeder,S. (2022). Response to “Refeeding hypophosphatemia in adolescents with anorexia nervosa”. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 37 (2), 480-481. PMID: 35124844 PMCID: PMC8962675 DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10837

Kells, M., Gregas, M., E. Wolfe, B., and K. Garber,A., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2022). Factors associated with refeeding hypophosphatemia in adolescents and young adults hospitalized with anorexia nervosa. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 37 (2), 470-478. PMID: 34494697 PMCID: PMC8962676 DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10772

Kells, M., & Jennings Mathis, K. (2022). Influence of COVID‐19 on the next generation of nurses in the United States. Journal of Clinical Nursing. PMID: 35043488 DOI: 10.1111/jocn.16202

Lin, J.A., Hartman-Munick, S.M., Kells, M.R., Milliren, C.E., Forman, S.F., Slater, W.A., Woods, E.R., & Richmond, T.K. (2021). The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the number of adolescents/young adults seeking eating disorder-related care. Journal of Adolescent Health. PMID: 34266715 PMCID: PMC8415773 DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.05.019

E. Wildes, J., Bedell, A., K. Graham, A., & Kells, M. (2021). Brain‐gut psychotherapies: Promising tools to address gastrointestinal problems in patients with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54 (6), 1063-1067. PMID: 34013611 PMCID: PMC8962673 DOI: 10.1002/eat.23555

Kells, M., Gregas, M., Wolfe, B.E., Garber, A., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2021). Factors associated with refeeding hypophosphatemia in adolescents and young adults hospitalized with anorexia nervosa. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. PMID: 34494697 PMCID: PMC8962676 DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10772

Kells, M., Burke, P.J., Parker, S., Jonestrask, C., & Shrier, L.A. (2019). Engaging youth (adolescents and young adults) to change frequent marijuana use: Motivational Enhancement Therapy in primary care. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. PMID: 31473464 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2019.08.011

Kells, M., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2019). Binge eating behavior among a cohort of normal weight college women. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. PMID: 31738272 DOI: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000317

Shrier, L.A., Burke, P.J., Kells, M., Scherer, E.A., Sarda, V., Jonestrask, C., Xuan, Z. & Harris, S.K. (2018). Pilot randomized trial of MOMENT: A motivational counseling-plus-ecological momentary intervention to reduce marijuana use in youth. mHealth. PMID: 30148142 PMCID: PMC6087802 DOI: 10.21037/mhealth.2018.07.04

Kelly-Weeder, S., Kells, M., Jennings, K., Dunne, J., Wolfe, B. (2018). Procedures and protocols for weight assessment during acute illness in individuals with anorexia nervosa: A national survey. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. PMID: 28754062 PMCID: PMC5748368 DOI: 10.1177/1078390317717790

Kells, M., Schubert-Bob, P., Nagle, K.; Hitchko, L., O’Neil, K., Forbes, P., & McCabe, M. (2017). Meal supervision during medical hospitalization for eating disorders. Clinical Nursing Research. PMID: 26964805 DOI: 10.1177/1054773816637598

Kells, M., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2016). Nasogastric tube feeding for individuals with anorexia nervosa: An integrative review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. PMID: 27519612 DOI: 10.1177/1078390316657872

Wolfe, B.E., Dunne, J.P., & Kells, M.R. (2016). Nursing care considerations for the hospitalized patient with an eating disorder. Nursing Clinics of North America. PMID: 27229277 DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2016.01.006

Kells, M., Dunn, K., Melchiono, M., & Burke, P. (2015). Advance practice nurse fellowships: Creating awareness, creating opportunities. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare. PMID: 25532699 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.10.003

Kells, M., Rogers, J., Oppenheimer, S., Blaine, K., McCabe, M., McGrath, E., Woodring, B., & Geller, A. (2013). The teachable moment captured: A framework for nurse-led smoking cessation interventions for parents of hospitalized children. Journal of Public Health Nursing. PMID: 24000921 DOI: 10.1111/phn.12046

Kells, M., Davidson, K., Hitchko, L., ONeil, K., Schubert-Bob, P., & Mccabe, M. (2013). Examining supervised meals in patients with restrictive eating disorders. Applied Nursing Research. PMID: 23088876 DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2012.06.003

Projects
Eating concerns in women with food insecurity
Pilot Funds, University of Chicago
None/2020 - Current
Role: Research Assistant
PI: Jennifer Wildes and Heather Davis Borchetta