Kelly Doran

Kelly Doran

Research and Evaluation Specialist
Office: Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Professional Background

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.

Selected Publications

  • McCloskey, L. A., Eloff, I., & Doran, K. (2021). Determinants of intergenerational sexual relationships and HIV risk among South African women outpatients in Gauteng. AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV, 33(5), 654-662. doi:10.1080/09540121.2020.1823311

  • Doran, K. A., Watkins, N. K., Duckworth, J. C., & Waldron, M. (2019). Paternal Death, Parental Divorce, and Timing of First Substance Use in an Ethnically Diverse Sample. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 28(2), 83-91. doi:10.1080/1067828x.2019.1580234

  • Doran, K. A., & Waldron, M. (2017). Timing of First Alcohol Use and First Sex in Male and Female Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(5), 606-611. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.05.013

  • McCloskey, L. A., Doran, K. A., & Gerber, M. R. (2017). Intimate Partner Violence is Associated with Voluntary Sterilization in Women. Journal of Women's Health, 26(1), 64-70. doi:10.1089/jwh.2015.5595

  • Sapharas, N. K., Estell, D. B., Doran, K. A., & Waldron, M. (2016). EFFECTS OF PARENTAL DIVORCE OR A FATHER'S DEATH ON HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION. Psychology in the Schools, 53(8), 861-874. doi:10.1002/pits.21947

  • Duckworth, J. C., Doran, K. A., & Waldron, M. (2016). Childhood weight status and timing of first substance use in an ethnically diverse sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 164, 172-178. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.05.006

  • Waldron, M., Doran, K. A., Bucholz, K. K., Duncan, A. E., Lynskey, M. T., Madden, P. A. F., . . . Heath, A. C. (2015). Parental Separation, Parental Alcoholism, and Timing of First Sexual Intercourse. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(5), 550-556. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.01.011

  • Most Cited Publications