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Kirsten S. Dorans, ScD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Kirsten S. Dorans

Education & Affiliations

ScD, Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
BSc, Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec


Dr. Kirsten Dorans received her doctor of science in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After her graduate training, she completed a science policy fellowship with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and postdoctoral work in the Department of Epidemiology at Tulane. Her research interests include the epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic health disparities.

Research Areas

  • Cardiometabolic disease epidemiology
  • Health disparities

Honors & Awards

  • 2016–2017: National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering, Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship
  • 2011–2016: NIH/NHLBI T32 Training Program in the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease predoctoral trainee, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2010: American Medical Writers Association Eric W. Martin Award and Pacific Southwest Chapter’s Frances Larson Memorial Award for Nature Medicine news feature, “Outpacing Cancer”  


Please view Dr. Dorans' publications at her NCBI profile page.


SPHL 6060 Epidemiology for Public Health
SPHL 7500 Public Health Grant Writing
EPID 7170 Clinical Trials: Design, Conduct & Interpretation