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Janice Dorman



  • Higher Ed: Science 


I am a genetic epidemiologist, and I have focused my research on the familial clustering of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders, and their impact on women's reproductive health. I also act as a Co-director for the WHO Collaboration Center for Disease Monitoring, Telecommunications and the Molecular Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus. I have been an invited lecturer at national and international meetings in: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Santo Domingo, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. I have received funding from the American Diabetes Foundation, the Department of Defense, NATO and the NIH. Although most of my career has been at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, I came to the School of Nursing in 2004 to help build the School's program of research.



Genetic epidemiology, genetics of type 1 diabetes 


1. Dorman JS and Kronk R. Using Family History Information to Identify Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 3 (2): 5., 2007.

2. Steenkiste A, Valdes AM, Feolo M, Hoffman D, Concannon P, Noble J, Schoch G, Hansen J, Helmberg W, Dorman JS, Thomson G, Pugliese A. 14th International HLA and Immunogenetics Worskhop: Report on the HLA component of type 1 diabetes. Tissue Antigens 69 (Suppl 1): 214-225; 2007.

3. Carrasco E, Prez-Bravo F, Dorman JS, Mondragn A, Santos JL. Increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in population from Santiago of Chile: trends in a period of 18 years (1986-2003). Diabetes/Metabol Res Rev Jan-Feb; 22 (1):34-7; 2006.

4. Strotmeyer ES, Cauley JA, Orchard TJ, Steenkiste AR, Dorman JS. Middle-aged premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes have lower bone mineral density and calcaneal quantitative ultrasound than non-diabetic women. Diabetes Care 29 (2): 306-311; 2006.

5. Valdes AM, Thomson G, Graham J, Zarghami M, McNeney B, Kockum I, Smith A, Lathrop M, Steenkiste AR, Dorman JS, Noble JA, Hansen JA, Pugliese A, Lernmark A. D6S265*15 marks a DRB1*15, DQB1*0602 haplotype associated with attenuated protection from type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetologia 48 (12): 2540-2543; 2005.

6. Yang Z, Zhou F, Dorman JS, Wang H, Zu X, Mazumdar S, LaPorte R. Association between infectious diseases and type 1 diabetes: a case-crossover study. Pediatric Diabetes 7: 146-152; 2006.

7. Burke LE, Schlenk EA, Sereika SM, Cohen SM, Happ MB, Dorman JS. Developing research competence to support evidence-based practice. Journal of Professional Nursing 21 (6): 358-363; 2005.

8. Yang Z, Long X, Shen J, Liu D, Dorman JS, LaPorte RE, Chang YF. Epidemics of Type 1 Daibetes in China. Epidemics of type 1 diabetes in China. Pediatric Diabetes 6 (3): 122-128; 2005.

9. Feathers AS, Charron-Prochownik D, Siminerio LM, Manthei ER, Dorman JS. Genetics and Type 1 Diabetes: Online Resources for Your Patients. Diabetes Educator 30(6): 972-979; 2004.

10. Manthei, ER, Siminerio LM, Conley Y, Charron-Prochownik D, Feathers AS, Charles B, Dorman JS. Genetics and Type 1 Diabetes: Online Resources for Diabetes Educators. Diabetes Educator 30(6): 961-971; 2004.

11. Strotmeyer ES, Yang Z, LaPorte RE, Chang, YF, Steenkiste AR, Pietropaolo M, Nucci AM, Shen S, Wang L, Wang B, Dorman JS. Infant Diet and Type 1 Diabetes in China. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 65(3): 283-292; 2004.