Kelly M. Doran, MD, MHS
Twitter: @kellymdoran

NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
MD, Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
MHS, Health Services Research, Yale University
BA, Sociology, Harvard College
Research Interests
Homelessness, Social determinants of health, Emergency department use, Health service use, Substance use, Medicaid
Kelly Doran is an emergency physician and Assistant Professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Doran studies how health care systems can better address homelessness and other social determinants of health. She 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 RWJF Clinical Scholar at Yale University. She works clinically in the emergency department at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Principal Investigator, Crisis Response, Durable Lessons: A Mixed Methods Examination of a Large-Scale Hoteling Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Active
Principal Investigator, Implementation of Overdose Prevention Practices in Permanent Supportive Housing. Active
Principal Investigator, Addressing Homelessness and Substance Use in Emergency Department Patients. Completed
Principal Investigator, Randomized Controlled Trial of Relay – NYC’s Nonfatal Overdose Response Program. Completed


Garcia C, Doran K, Kushel M (2024).
Homelessness and health: Factors, evidence, innovations that work, and policy recommendations
Health Affairs, 43 (2), 164-171. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2023.01049.

Routhier G, Mijanovich T, Schretzman M, Sell J, Gelberg L, Doran KM (2023).
Associations between different types of housing insecurity and future emergency department use among a cohort of emergency department patients
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 34 (3), 910-930. Link to Publisher's website.

Doran KM, Torsiglieri A, Blaufarb S, Hernandez P, Melnick E, Velez L, Cleland CM, Neighbors C, O'Grady MA, Shelley D (2023).
The POP (Permanent Supportive Housing Overdose Prevention) Study: Protocol for a hybrid type 3 stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial
Implementation Science, 18 (1), 21. doi: 10.1186/s13012-023-01278-z. PMCID: PMC10246871.

Doran KM, Welch AE, Jeffers A, Kepler KL, Chambless D, Cowan E, Wittman I, Regina A, Chang TE, Parraga S, Tapia J, Diaz C, Gwadz M, Cleland CM, McNeely J (2023).
Study protocol for a multisite randomized controlled trial of a peer navigator intervention for emergency department patients with nonfatal opioid overdose
Contemporary Clinical Trials, 126, 107111. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107111.

Kumar SL, Calvo-Friedman A, Freeman AL, Fazio D, Johnson AK, Seiferth F, Clapp J, Davis NJ, Schretzman M, Springer B, Arcilla HN, Kaplan SA, Berry CA, Doran KM (2023).
An unconditional cash transfer program for low-income New Yorkers affected by COVID-19
Journal of Urban Health, 100 (1), 16-28. doi: 10.1007/s11524-022-00693-9. PMCID: PMC9555690.


Doran KM, Misa EJ, Shah NR (2013).
Housing as health care — New York’s boundary-crossing experiment
New England Journal of Medicine, 369 (25), 2374-2377. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1310121.

Doran KM, Raven MC, Rosenheck RA (2013).
What drives frequent emergency department use in an integrated health system? National data from the Veterans Health Administration
Annals of Emergency Medicine, 62 (2), 151-159. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.02.016.

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