Dr. Lori Ann Dolan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters degree in Educational Measurement and Statistics and a doctorate in Health, Management and Policy, concentrating on health services research. She has been involved in pediatric orthopaedic research at the University of Iowa since 1990. Dr. Dolan has contributed to numerous research projects in clubfoot, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and the conservative and surgical treatment of scoliosis. Notably, she and Dr. Stuart L. Weinstein lead the BrAIST project, which provided the first Level I evidence for the effectiveness of bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Their work was awarded with two clinical paper awards from the Scoliosis Research Society and the 2015 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research award. Dr. Dolan is a member of the Society for Clinical Trials, the Scoliosis Research Association, the Pediatric Society of North America, and has been a member of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment since 2007.
She has been a member of SOSORT since 2007, a Board member since 2017, and served as the Scientific Meeting Chair in 2018 and 2019. Dr. Dolan’s goal is to increase high-quality collaborative research among SOSORT members.