Kelly Doran, PhD
Ph.D., Human Development, Indiana University Bloomington, 2016
MS.Ed., Learning and Developmental Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, 2010
B.S., Psychology and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Dr. Kelly Doran is a Research and Evaluation Specialist for the IOD. After graduating from college, Kelly served in AmeriCorps, working in schools and summer camps with at-risk children and adolescents. She has extensive experience in academic research and statistical analysis and has published and presented on numerous projects including studies on predictors and outcomes of adolescent health risk behaviors, predictors and consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, and HIV risk and resilience. She also has many years of experience working in higher education as an instructor (teaching undergraduate courses in adolescent development, child psychology, social statistics, and aging) and as an academic advisor.
Kelly is currently a program evaluator for several projects at the IOD and works collaboratively on data reports and publications. In her role, she hopes to contribute to knowledge about disability through research and evaluation, and to bridge the gap between research and application to solve practical problems and to improve the lives of individuals living with disabilities and their families.