kristine ensrud
Office Address:
1 Veterans Drive (111-0)
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Administrative Assistant:
Kyle Moen

Kristine Ensrud, MPH

Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


MD, Northwestern University, 1985
MPH, University of Minnesota, 1991
BSE, Duke University, 1978


I am a general internist, clinical epidemiologist, and internationally recognized expert in aging with 30 years of experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of several prospective cohort studies and randomized trials sponsored by the NIH in older adults. I am a Professor of Epidemiology & Community Health and Medicine at the University of Minnesota as well as an Affiliate Investigator for the VA Health Services Research Center on Innovation (Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research [CCDOR]) at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. I have published over 580 peer-reviewed manuscripts, many focused on identifying risk factors for fractures, falls, disability, and mortality in older adults. I have successfully mentored over 35 trainees and junior investigators and received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2014. 


Osteoporosis, fracture prevention, menopause, sleep disorders, geriatric syndromes.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2020 Academy for Excellence in Health Research, University of Minnesota
  • 2018 Master, American College of Physicians
  • 2017 Association of American Physicians
  • 2014 Wall of Scholarship, Medical School, University of Minnesota
  • 2014 Carol J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, UMN Medical School
  • 2005 American Epidemiologic Society
  • 2002 Faculty Award for Outstanding Research, UMN Department of Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Epidemiological Society
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Association of American Physicians

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