Kirsten Fiest

Assistant Professor

Community Health Sciences

Critical Care Medicine

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office: 403.944.0747

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant: 
Leslie Campbell
P: 403.944.0732

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Mental health
  • critical care
  • long-term psychiatric and cognitive outcomes
  • delirium

Research activities

My research focuses on the epidemiology of psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities and outcomes in the critically ill. My broader interests include the relationship between psychiatric comorbidities and chronic neurological conditions, such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. My methodological interests include systematic reviews and meta-analyses, validation studies, and the design and analysis of longtitudinal and cross-sectional epidemiologic studies. I am the co-instructor for the Advanced Epidemiology graduate course (MDCH 740) offered in the Department of Community Health Sciences.