University of Pittsburgh

Jan Dorman, PhD, MS

As associate dean for scientific and international affairs in Pitt’s School of Nursing, Dorman oversees the school’s Center for Research and Evaluation and the visiting scholars and doctoral programs. She also works with faculty members and doctoral students as they develop their programs of research.

Dorman is a genetic epidemiologist whose research interests include genetic education and the clustering of type-1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders in families, and their impact on women’s reproductive health. She also directs an institutional training grant focusing on genomics in nursing research, and codirects the WHO Collaboration Center for Disease Monitoring, Telecommunications and the Molecular Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus.

Currently, Dorman teaches NUR 2050/3050: Grant Writing for graduate students. She also has taught Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, as well as epidemiology courses at the University of Michigan and in Beijing, China.

Dorman serves on Pitt’s University Research Council and the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns, and on many public health and epidemiological associations. She earned her PhD, MS, and BS at Pitt.