Kelly Doran, PhD

Research and Evaluation Specialist


  • Ph.D., Human Development, Indiana University Bloomington, 2016
  • MS.Ed., Learning and Developmental Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, 2010
  • B.S., Psychology and Political Science, 2006

Professional Background

Dr. Kelly Doran joined the IOD in August 2019 as a Research and Evaluation Specialist. Early in her career, Kelly served in AmeriCorps, working in schools and summer camps with at-risk children and adolescents. She has extensive experience in academic research and quantitative data 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 and academic advisor.

Kelly’s work at the IOD includes quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis for several projects and grants (working with Linda Bimbo and Dr. Tobey Partch-Davies as Principal Investigators), as well as collaborating on data reports and publications. In her role, Kelly hopes to contribute to knowledge about disability through research and evaluation. She is dedicated to using her analytical skills 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.


The Living Well grant focuses on expanding the capacity of Home and Community-Based Systems and to enhance community monitoring in order to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This framework will support the state partners in enhancing and assuring the independence, integration, health, safety, and well-being of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities living in the community by improving the quality of the services and supports provided by disability service providers.

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Institute on Disability
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