Kiersten Strombotne

Kiersten Strombotne

Assistant Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management - Boston University School of Public Health


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 risky health behaviors 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 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.


  • Yale University, PhD Field of Study: Health Policy Management
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA Field of Study: Economics

Classes Taught

  • SPHPM833


  • Published on 2/10/2023

    Tenso K, Avila CJD, Garrido M, Lauver M, Reger MA, Legler A, Strombotne K. The use of crisis line services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the veterans health administration. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 10. PMID: 36858847.

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  • Published on 12/10/2022

    Auty SG, Barr KD, Frakt AB, Garrido MM, Strombotne KL. Effect of a Veterans Health Administration mandate to case review patients with opioid prescriptions on mortality among patients with opioid use disorder: a secondary analysis of the STORM randomized control trial. Addiction. 2022 Dec 10. PMID: 36495477.

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  • Published on 12/7/2022

    Feyman Y, Avila CJ, Auty S, Mulugeta M, Strombotne K, Legler A, Griffith K. Racial and ethnic disparities in excess mortality among U.S. veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec 07. PMID: 36478574.

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  • Published on 9/21/2022

    Feyman Y, Figueroa SM, Yuan Y, Price ME, Kabdiyeva A, Nebeker JR, Ward MC, Shafer PR, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL. Effect of mental health staffing inputs on suicide-related events. Health Serv Res. 2023 Apr; 58(2):375-382. PMID: 36089760.

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  • Published on 8/19/2022

    Garrido MM, Jones DK, Woodruff A, Strombotne K, Palani S, Zahakos S, Adelberg M, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in substance use disorder treatment. Health Serv Res. 2022 Oct; 57(5):997-1000. PMID: 35932224.

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  • Published on 6/17/2022

    Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Lewis ET, Oliva EM, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL, Trafton JA, Tenso K, Sohoni PS, Frakt AB. Randomized Policy Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM). J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov; 37(14):3746-3750. PMID: 35715661.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Reger MA, Lauver MG, Manchester C, Abraham TH, Landes SJ, Garrido MM, Griffin C, Woods JA, Strombotne KL, Hughes G. Development of the Veterans Crisis Line Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:42-52. PMID: 35403233.

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  • Published on 5/2/2022

    Strombotne KL, Legler A, Minegishi T, Trafton JA, Oliva EM, Lewis ET, Sohoni P, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effect of a Predictive Analytics-Targeted Program in Patients on Opioids: a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Feb; 38(2):375-381. PMID: 35501628.

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  • Published on 10/30/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 8/19/2021

    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. PMID: 34351035.

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