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Kelly Doran

Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health


Contact Info

Address
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Education

2003-2007 — Univerisity of Michigan School of Medicine, Medical Education
2007-2008 — NYU School of Medicine, Internship
2008-2011 — NYU School of Medicine, Residency Training

Research Summary

Kelly Doran, MD, MHS is an emergency physician and faculty member in the Department of Population Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine who studies how health care systems can better address homelessness and other social determinants of health. Dr. Doran has been active in homelessness related work and research since working at a student-run homeless shelter as an undergraduate at Harvard College. Dr. Doran attended medical school at the University of Michigan, completed a residency in emergency medicine at NYU-Bellevue, and earned a master’s degree in health sciences as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and works clinically in the emergency department at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Dr. Doran's research areas of expertise include homelessness, supportive housing, social determinants of health, substance use, frequent emergency department use, reasons for emergency department use, and high-cost patients. Her research on homelessness and emergency department use has been published in journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Medical Care, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. She previously served as an advisor to the New York State Department of Health on an innovative program to use Medicaid to fund supportive housing, described in an article she co-authored in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Doran's current research projects include a National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse K23-funded study on addressing homelessness and substance abuse in emergency department patients. The study aims to develop a tool to predict future homelessness among emergency department patients and an intervention to help prevent homelessness. Other active projects include a study of temporal trends in health services use and homelessness, and a Community Health Worker intervention to improve health and reduce healthcare costs in two low-income housing buildings in New York City's Lower East Side.

Research Interests

Dr. Doran conducts cross-disciplinary, policy-relevant research on how health care systems can better address homelessness and other social determinants of health.

Emergency Department Visits for Homelessness or Inadequate Housing in New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy
Doran, Kelly M; McCormack, Ryan P; Johns, Eileen L; Carr, Brendan G; Smith, Silas W; Goldfrank, Lewis R; Lee, David C. Emergency Department Visits for Homelessness or Inadequate Housing in New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Journal of urban health. 2016 Apr ;93(2):331-344 (2031932)

Geographic variation in the demand for emergency care: A local population-level analysis
Lee, David C; Doran, Kelly M; Polsky, Daniel; Cordova, Emmanuel; Carr, Brendan G. Geographic variation in the demand for emergency care: A local population-level analysis. Healthcare : the journal of delivery science & innovation. 2016 Jun;4(2):98-103 (2165462)

Geographic Distribution of Disaster-Specific Emergency Department Use After Hurricane Sandy in New York City
Lee, David C; Smith, Silas W; Carr, Brendan G; Doran, Kelly M; Portelli, Ian; Grudzen, Corita R; Goldfrank, Lewis R. Geographic Distribution of Disaster-Specific Emergency Department Use After Hurricane Sandy in New York City. Disaster medicine & public health preparedness. 2016 Feb 9;10(3):351-361 (2044742)

Characteristics of Medicaid-Covered Emergency Department Visits Made by Nonelderly Adults: A National Study
Capp, Roberta; West, David R; Doran, Kelly; Sauaia, Angela; Wiler, Jennifer; Coolman, Tyler; Ginde, Adit A. Characteristics of Medicaid-Covered Emergency Department Visits Made by Nonelderly Adults: A National Study. Journal of emergency medicine. 2015 Oct 9;49(6):984-989 (1810432)

Homelessness and ED use: myths and facts
Doran, Kelly M. Homelessness and ED use: myths and facts. American journal of emergency medicine. 2015 Oct 9;34(2):307-307 (1817562)