Kimberly Ann Dukes

Kimberly Ann Dukes, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health


Professor Dukes has been a member of the Boston University community since 1982 and an Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics at SPH since 2018. After earning her bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in mathematics/statistics, Professor Dukes held positions as a statistical analyst, data manager and statistical programmer at Boston Medical Center, Quintiles, New England Research Institute, and New England Medical Center. Building on these experiences, she founded DM-STAT, a full-service contract research organization serving government-, academic-, foundation-, and industry-sponsored programs, projects and contracts.

Professor Dukes served as President and CEO of DM-STAT for 21 years. In these roles, she was responsible for all aspects of making the business successful: business development, operations, financial and personnel management, and setting and achieving strategic goals. Additionally, she has extensive experience serving as lead biostatistician for projects with an array of study designs, including randomized clinical trials (Phase I-IV, device, behavioral), prospective longitudinal cohort, opportunistic, observational, surveillance, and retrospective studies and clinical evaluations.

Other Positions

  • Executive Director, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center - Boston University School of Public Health


  • Boston University, PhD Field of Study: Mathematics
  • Boston University, MA Field of Study: Mathematics
  • Boston University, BS Field of Study: Mathematics

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS750


  • Published on 11/28/2022

    Petersen JM, Parker SE, Dukes KA, Hutcheon JA, Ahrens KA, Werler MM. Machine learning-based placental clusters and their associations with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2023 May; 37(4):350-361. PMID: 36441121.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Wang B, Cesare N, Dukes KA, Lane KJ. Impacts of the choice of distance measurement method on estimates of access to point-based resources. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Mar; 33(2):237-243. PMID: 35145207.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Spartano NL, Himali JJ, Trinquart L, Yang Q, Weinstein G, Satizabal CL, Dukes KA, Beiser AS, Murabito JM, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Accelerometer-Measured, Habitual Physical Activity and Circulating Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022; 85(2):805-814. PMID: 34864673.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Romero-Rodríguez E, Chen CA, Dukes KA, Hartlage K, Palfai TP, Magane KM, Samet JH, Saitz R. Cannabis and cocaine use, drinking outcomes, and quality of life in general hospital inpatients with alcohol use disorder. Subst Abus. 2022; 43(1):1225-1230. PMID: 35670771.

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  • Published on 8/2/2021

    Odendaal H, Dukes KA, Elliott AJ, Willinger M, Sullivan LM, Tripp T, Groenewald C, Myers MM, Fifer WP, Angal J, Boyd TK, Burd L, Cotton JB, Folkerth RD, Hankins G, Haynes RL, Hoffman HJ, Jacobs PK, Petersen J, Pini N, Randall BB, Roberts DJ, Robinson F, Sens MA, Van Eerden P, Wright C, Holm IA, Kinney HC. Association of Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Drinking and Smoking With the Risk of Stillbirth. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2121726. PMID: 34424306.

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  • Published on 1/12/2021

    Sampson L, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Colyer E, Dukes K, Lane KJ, Galea S. Financial hardship and health risk behavior during COVID-19 in a large US national sample of women. SSM Popul Health. 2021 Mar; 13:100734. PMID: 33521228.

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  • Published on 1/20/2020

    Elliott AJ, Kinney HC, Haynes RL, Dempers JD, Wright C, Fifer WP, Angal J, Boyd TK, Burd L, Burger E, Folkerth RD, Groenewald C, Hankins G, Hereld D, Hoffman HJ, Holm IA, Myers MM, Nelsen LL, Odendaal HJ, Petersen J, Randall BB, Roberts DJ, Robinson F, Schubert P, Sens MA, Sullivan LM, Tripp T, Van Eerden P, Wadee S, Willinger M, Zaharie D, Dukes KA. Concurrent prenatal drinking and smoking increases risk for SIDS: Safe Passage Study report. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Feb; 19:100247. PMID: 32140668.

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  • Published on 10/15/2019

    Spartano NL, Demissie S, Himali JJ, Dukes KA, Murabito JM, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Seshadri S. Accelerometer-determined physical activity and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults from two generations of the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:618-626. PMID: 31660424.

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  • Published on 6/15/2017

    Dukes K, Tripp T, Willinger M, Odendaal H, Elliott AJ, Kinney HC, Robinson F, Petersen JM, Raffo C, Hereld D, Groenewald C, Angal J, Hankins G, Burd L, Fifer WP, Myers MM, Hoffman HJ, Sullivan L. Drinking and smoking patterns during pregnancy: Development of group-based trajectories in the Safe Passage Study. Alcohol. 2017 Aug; 62:49-60. PMID: 28755751.

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  • Published on 6/12/2017

    Dukes K, Tripp T, Petersen J, Robinson F, Odendaal H, Elliott A, Willinger M, Hereld D, Raffo C, Kinney HC, Groenewald C, Angal J, Young R, Burd L. A modified Timeline Followback assessment to capture alcohol exposure in pregnant women: Application in the Safe Passage Study. Alcohol. 2017 08; 62:17-27. PMID: 28755748.

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