Kelly Chau
MD/MPH student
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans
Kelly Chau is a third-year MD/MPH student at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She graduated from Tulane University in 2020 with degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as Public Health. Her study focus is behavioral and community health, with clinical interests in obstetrics and gynecology. She is passionate about reproductive health and justice, as well as sexual education access expansion. Her hobbies include playing piano, painting, karaoke, boxing, and tennis!

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Prior to COVID-19, chronic lower respiratory diseases, including COPD, represented the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, following heart disease and cancer. These leading diseases are all linked--- COPD increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer by two-fold or more, while lung cancer and cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with COPD. This project aimed to develop an interprofessional annual wellness visit that would allow for comprehensive management of COPD and its comorbidities, mitigation of symptoms, and…