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Kirsha Gordon, PhD, MS

Research Scientist

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Kirsha Gordon, PhD, MS



Dr. Gordon is a Research Scientist, Biostatistician and Epidemiologist at the Yale School of Medicine. She is a key contributor in the IMPOWR-YOU (Integrative Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder for Whole Recovery-Yale and Organizations United) Research Center and the PRIME (Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education) Center of Excellence. She has also collaborated with VACS/COMpAAS, the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3), the National Women Veterans Hormone Replacement Therapy Study, the Women Veterans Cohort Study (WVCS), the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and the Social Ties Associated with Risk of Transition into Injection Drug Use Study (START). She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Manhattan College, and a Masters in Biostatistics and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Columbia University. She collaborates with clinical investigators from Yale and VA Connecticut on a wide range of biomedical and public health research projects, including researching the interplay of opioids, substance use, and polypharmacy in veterans. She has conducted research using both survey data and large integrated electronic health records, and is particularly interested in the disparity in care by gender, race, and sexual orientation. She has overseen study design, methodology, data coordination, and biostatistical efforts including but not limited to analyzing longitudinal data.

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