Kiersten Strombotne, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Yale University

Kiersten Strombotne is an Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also an Investigator at the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource center (PEPReC) at the VA Boston Healthcare Service and a Senior Economic Research Consultant at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Her research examines the link between childhood health and chronic disease development across the life course. This work reflects a broader interest in understanding how social and behavioral influences can be leveraged to design more effective policy to improve health and alleviate disparities. Professor Strombotne is the co-Investigator on an NICHD R21 grant to evaluate the impact of peer effects of obesity in NYC public schools. Additionally, she has led the analysis of AIR’s Project Talent-Medicare linked dataset to examine the relationship between early life factors and late life diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease & related dementias, diabetes and hypertension. Professor Strombotne has a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Yale School of Public Health and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Examining the Role of Peers on Childhood Obesity and Fitness in NYC
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH NICHD


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  1. Feyman Y, Auty SG, Tenso K, Strombotne KL, Legler A, Griffith KN. County-Level Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Excess Mortality Among U.S. Veterans: A Population-Based Study. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022 Jan; 5:100093. PMID: 34778864; PMCID: PMC8577544; DOI: 10.1016/j.lana.2021.100093;
  2. Strombotne KL, Lum J, Ndugga NJ, Utech AE, Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Conlin PR. Effectiveness of a ketogenic diet and virtual coaching intervention for patients with diabetes: A difference-in-differences analysis. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 12; 23(12):2643-2650.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34351035
  3. Strombotne K, Sindelar J, Buckell J. Who, me? Optimism bias about US teenagers' ability to quit vaping. Addiction. 2021 11; 116(11):3180-3187. PMID: 33891783; PMCID: PMC8492482; DOI: 10.1111/add.15525;
  4. Yan LD, Ali MK, Strombotne KL. Impact of Expanded Medicaid Eligibility on the Diabetes Continuum of Care Among Low-Income Adults: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis. Am J Prev Med. 2021 02; 60(2):189-197.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33191065
  5. Strombotne K, Buckell J, Sindelar JL. Do JUUL and e-cigarette flavours change risk perceptions of adolescents? Evidence from a national survey. Tob Control. 2021 03; 30(2):199-205. PMID: 32300029; PMCID: PMC7572758; DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055394;
  6. Strombotne KL, Fletcher JM, Schlesinger MJ. Peer effects of obesity on child body composition. Econ Hum Biol. 2019 08; 34:49-57. PMID: 31003859; PMCID: PMC6698226; DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2019.03.003;
  7. Huang AR, Strombotne KL, Horner EM, Lapham SJ. Adolescent Cognitive Aptitudes and Later-in-Life Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 09 07; 1(5):e181726. PMID: 30646141; PMCID: PMC6324501; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1726;
  8. Finkelstein EA, Li W, Melo G, Strombotne K, Zhen C. Identifying the effect of shelf nutrition labels on consumer purchases: results of a natural experiment and consumer survey. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 04 01; 107(4):647-651. PMID: 29635504
  9. Horner EM, Strombotne K, Huang A, Lapham S. Investigating the Early Life Determinants of Type-II Diabetes Using a Project Talent-Medicare Linked Data-set. SSM Popul Health. 2018 Apr; 4:189-196. PMID: 29854904; PMCID: PMC5976829; DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.01.004;
  10. Finkelstein EA, Strombotne KL, Zhen C, Epstein LH. Food prices and obesity: a review. Adv Nutr. 2014 Nov; 5(6):818-21. PMID: 25398747; PMCID: PMC4224221; DOI: 10.3945/an.114.007088;
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