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Kelsey Merl

NP MPH

Nurse practitioner
Runner, hiker, skier and paddleboarder

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Kelsey Merl is a nurse practitioner who specializes in evaluating and caring for children when there is concern about child maltreatment, including, physical abuse, sexual abuse, serious neglect and medical child abuse.

After earning a bachelor's degree in nursing at Seattle University, Merl earned master's degrees in nursing and public health through the joint degree program at Johns Hopkins University.

Merl is also a sexual assault forensic examiner and works closely with the multidisciplinary team to address the unique needs of survivors and their families.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins University, MS, Nursing, 2012

My goal is to provide honest, respectful, trauma-informed care to patients and families and to help ease their experiences with the health care system.

Where I see patients (1)

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services
    Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.

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