Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology); Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Rheumatology | Rheumatology, Allergy, & Immunology: Rheumatology

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NGN)

Yale Institute for Global Health

Yale Medicine


Dr. Hsieh is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at Yale. She enjoys caring for patients and teaching on the medical wards at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her areas of academic interest include global health and women's health, with a specific focus on integrating biomedical and behavioral research methods to improve outcomes for rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease in countries in economic transition. Current projects focus on mechanisms, epidemiology, and prevention strategies for osteoporosis among individuals with HIV in China, as well as fracture risk among breast cancer survivors and patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She also has an interest in medical education.

Dr. Hsieh's research is supported by an International Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH/Fogarty International Center. She has also received support from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the Rheumatology Research Foundation. She is honored to be a 2018-19 U.S.-China Fulbright Scholar and to serve on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology.

Education & Training

PhD Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Investigative Medicine (Epidemiology & Global Health) (2014)
MPH Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
MD Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2006)
Clinical & Research Fellow Yale School of Medicine
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (2013, recertified: 2019)

Honors & Recognition

  • Stony Brook 40 under Forty Alumni AwardStony Brook University (2016)

  • Distinguished Fellow AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology (2013)

  • Frederick L. Sachs AwardYale Department of Internal Medicine (2010)

  • Arnold J. Gold Humanism in Medicine AwardStony Brook School of Medicine (2006)

Professional Service

  • American College of Rheumatology (2017 - Present) Board of Directors

  • American College of Rheumatology (2016 - Present) Government Affairs Committee

  • American College of Rheumatology (2016 - 2017) Committee on Research

  • American College of Rheumatology (2014 - 2015) International Task Force

  • American College of Rheumatology (2013 - 2016) Curriculum Subcommittee, Committee on Training and Workforce


  • Access to Training and Use of Muscuskeletal Ultrasound among Rheumatologists in China Beijing, China (2016)

  • Osteoporosis Risk Factors, Knowledge and Health Beliefs among Women from a Peri-Urban Community in Peru Lima, Peru (2015)

  • Osteoporosis Among Individuals with HIV in China Beijing, China (2012)

    These studies aim to measure and explore mechanisms associated with bone loss among Chinese individuals with human immunodeficiency viral after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), with a special interest in tenofovir-based regimens which have been available first line in China since 2012....

  • Vertebral Fractures Among Breast Cancer Survivors in China Beijing, China (2012)

    The objective of this pilot study is to measure vertebral fracture prevalence, and explore knowledge and health beliefs surrounding osteoporosis among a cohort of Chinese breast cancer survivors compared with healthy age-matched controls.

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Migrant Female Sex Workers in Peru Lima, Peru (2004 - 2010)

    The goal of this project was to examine the prevalence and types of human papilloma virus infection and other sexually transmitted infections including HTLV in Peruvian female sex workers (FSW), migrant FSW working in Peru, and unregistered FSW.

  • Private Sector Health Providers and Sexually Transmitted Infections Management in Peru Peru (2004 - 2007)

    Using data collected as part of the Prevention of sexually transmitted infections in urban communities (Peru PREVEN) multicomponent community-randomised controlled trial, we assessed the role of private sector physicians and midwives in the management of sexually transmitted infections in the...

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Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Cornell Scott - Hill Health Center428 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S-425D

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Rheumatology300 Cedar Street TAC S-525
PO Box 208031

New Haven, CT 06520-8031