Evelyn Donroe, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Dr. Hsieh is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at Yale. She attends and teaches 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 and vertebral fractures among Chinese breast cancer survivors. She also has an interest in medical education. Her 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.

Research interests
Education; Epidemiology; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Osteoporosis; Rheumatology; Global Health; Women's Health
Education
  • PhD, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2014
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006
  • MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 2006
Publications
  • Guo F, Hsieh E, Lv W, Han Y, Xie J, Li Y, Song X, Li T. Cardiovascular disease risk among Chinese antiretroviral-naive adults with advanced HIV disease. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 20;17(1):287.
  • Alvarez E, Belloso W, Boyd M, Cagkan A, Hsieh E, Kambugu A, Kaminski G, Martinez E, Stellbrink HJ, Walmsley S, Brown TT, Mallon PM. Which HIV patients should be screened for Osteoporosis: An International Perspective. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2016 May;11(3):268-76
  • Li Z, Hsieh E, Morano JP, Sheng Y. Exploring HIV-related stigma among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in Beijing, China: a correlation study. AIDS Care. 2016 Nov;28(11):1394-401.
  • Hsieh E, Fraenkel L, Han Y, Xia WB, Insogna KL, Yin MT, Zhu T, Cheng XQ, Li TS. Longitudinal Increase in Vitamin D Binding Protein Levels after Initiation of Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Efavirenz among Individuals with HIV. AIDS. 2016 Jul 31;30(12):1935-42.
  • Brown C, Criscione L, O´Rourke K, Fuchs HA, Putterman C, Tan I, Valeriano J, Hsieh E, Zirkle S, Bolster M. What Is a Rheumatologist and How Do We Make One? Arthritis Care & Research. 2015. doi: 10.1002/acr.22817
  • Wang SL, Hsieh E, Zhu L, Wu B, Lu LJ. Comparative Assessment of Different Health Utility Measures in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Scientific Reports. 2015;21;5:13297.
  • Hsieh E, Fraenkel L, Xia WB, Hu YY, Han Y, Insogna K, Yin MT, Xie J, Zhu T, Li TS. Increased bone resorption during tenofovir plus lopinavir/ritonavir therapy in Chinese Individuals with HIV. Osteoporosis International. 2015; 26(3):1035-44.
  • Hsieh E, Fraenkel L, Bradley EH, Xia WB, Insogna K, Cui Q, Li L, Li TS. Osteoporosis Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Health Beliefs among Chinese Individuals with HIV. Archives of Osteoporosis. 2014 Dec;9(1):201.
  • Huang J, Li MT, Tian Z, Hsieh E, Wang Q, Liu YT, Xu D, Hou Y, Zhao JL, Guo XX, Lai JZ, Hu CJ, Song N, Sun QN, Zhang FC, Zhao Y, Zeng XF. Clinical and laboratory characteristics of systemic sclerosis patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension in China. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2014 Nov-Dec;32 (6 Suppl 86):S-115-21.
  • Zhang LX, Su YB, Hsieh E, Xia WB, Xie J, Han Y, Cao Y, Li YL, Song XJ, Zhu T, Li TS and Yu W. Bone turnover and bone mineral density in HIV-1 infected Chinese taking highly active antiretroviral therapy – a prospective observational study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2013 Jul 30;14(1):224.
  • Hsieh E, Nunez-Smith M, Henrich J. Needs and priorities for Women’s Health Training: Perspectives from an Internal Medicine Training Program. Journal of Women’s Health. 2013 Aug;22(8):667-72.
  • Montano SM, Hsieh EJ, Calderon M, Ton T, Quijano E, Solari V, Zunt JR. Human Papillomavirus Infection in Female Sex Workers in Lima, Peru. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2011 Feb;87(1):81-2.
  • Hsieh EJ, Blas MM, La Rosa Roca S, Garcia PJ. Sexually transmitted infections and private physicians in Peru, 2003. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2006 Oct;20(4):223-9.
  • Marlink R, Kao H, Hsieh E. Clinical care issues for women living with HIV and AIDS in the United States. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 2001;17(3):1-33.
International activities
  • Access to Training and Use of Muscuskeletal Ultrasound among Rheumatologists in China
    Beijing, China (2016-Present)

    Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College Hospital

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

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

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

    Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College Hospital

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

    Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

  • 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.

    U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment; Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment; Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

  • 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.

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Current projects

Osteoporosis Among Individuals with HIV in China

Vertebral Fractures Among Breast Cancer Survivors in China

Osteoporosis Risk Factors, Knowledge and Health Beliefs among Women from a Peri-Urban Community in Peru

Access to Training and Use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound among Rheumatologists in China

Honors
  • Stony Brook 40 under Forty Alumni Award
  • Distinguished Fellow Award
  • Arnold J. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
  • Frederick L. Sachs Award
Services
  • Curriculum Subcommittee, Committee on Training and Workforce
    American College of Rheumatology
    (2013 - 2016)
  • International Task Force
    American College of Rheumatology
    (2014 - 2015)
  • Committee on Research
    American College of Rheumatology
  • Government Affairs Committee
    American College of Rheumatology
Languages
Chinese-Mandarin, Spanish