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Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD

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

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Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD

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  • Rheumatology

    300 Cedar Street TAC S-525, PO Box 208031

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8031

    United States

Evelyn Hsieh Donroe
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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)


  • 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. As well, we seek to explore behavioral factors, such as knowledge and health beliefs, that may influence risk for osteoporosis and fracture in this population.
  • 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 provinces of Peru.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Stony Brook 40 under Forty Alumni AwardStony Brook University2016
Distinguished Fellow AwardAmerican College of Rheumatology2013
Frederick L. Sachs AwardYale Department of Internal Medicine2010
Arnold J. Gold Humanism in Medicine AwardStony Brook School of Medicine2006

Professional Service

American College of RheumatologyBoard of Directors2017 - Present
American College of RheumatologyGovernment Affairs Committee2016 - Present
American College of RheumatologyCommittee on Research2016 - 2017
American College of RheumatologyInternational Task Force2014 - 2015
American College of RheumatologyCurriculum Subcommittee, Committee on Training and Workforce2013 - 2016

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