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Research Interests: Doctor-Patient Communication, Chronic Illness, Patient centered care, Resiliency and Coping, Disability, Stigma, Women’s Health, Qualitative method


  • BS, University of North Georgia, Sociology
  • MPH, Emory University, Global Health


  • Kiera Chan, Anna A. Rubtsova, & Cari J. Clark (2023). Exploring diagnosis and treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder in the U.S. healthcare system: a qualitative investigation. BMC Women’s Health, 23(1), 272–272. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-023-02334-y
  • Dillaway, H.E., Shandra, C.L., Chan, K. and Bender, A.A. (2023), "Introduction: Disabilities and the Life Course", Dillaway, H.E., Shandra, C.L. and Bender, A.A. (Ed.) Disabilities and the Life Course (Research in Social Science and Disability, Vol. 14), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-354720230000014001
  • Kiera Chan, Stephanie Spaid Miedema, Ruchira Tabassum Naved & Kathryn M. Yount (2022). Beyond Girls’ Education: Pathways to Women’s Post-Marital Education in Matlab, Bangladesh, Feminist Economics, DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2022.2082510

Select presentations:

  • The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting 2022
  • Resiliency as A Process: A Qualitative Investigation into U.S. Veterans’ Experiences Aging with HIV
  • Emory SCORE (Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences) 2021
  • 2nd Annual Workshop on How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable in Your Research
  • Exploring Barriers to Diagnosis of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in the United States
  • Georgia Sociological Association Annual Conference 2018
  • Girls Education Around the World: Exploring Intervention Methods of Nonprofits in Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka used to increase Girls Education