Dr. Kelly Ann Renwick

Dr. Renwick is a Health Geographer. She received both her BS in Biology and MA in Geography from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and her PhD from McGill University in Montréal, Québec. Her doctoral work focused on the influence of low social support, a weak sense of belonging, and living alone on premature mortality among aging Canadians. She is currently a full-time lecturer at Appalachian State University in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, within the Global Studies program and Watauga Residential College. Dr. Renwick’s research interests include: Global health; Climate change and health; Food security; Social determinants of health; Health inequalities; Population health; Aging populations; Vulnerable populations; Health care utilization; and Linked health data analysis. She is currently collaborating on a study to better understand the influence of COVID-19 on social support and food insecurity among older adults in Western North Carolina.    


Recent publication: "The influence of low social support and living alone on premature mortality among aging Canadians," Canadian Journal of Public Health 111 (2020): 594-605.



Title: Lecturer
Department: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 964-5195

Fax: (828) 262-6400

Office address
LLA-136, Living Learning Center
Mailing address
305 Bodenheimer Drive
ASU BOX 32080
Boone, NC 28608