Patricia Akins Elliott, DrPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
Patricia Elliott
Crosstown Center – CT440
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Trish Elliott, DrPH, MPH, is a Clinical Assistant Professor dedicated to training future practitioners of public health. She teaches courses in health behavior theory, maternal child and adolescent health, and program management. Dr. Elliott uses a combination of simulation, case method and practice-based learning in the classroom. She joined the department of Community Health Sciences as faculty in 2012, after teaching for three years in an adjunct capacity. Dr. Elliott received a BA in Psychology from Colby College, a MPH degree with dual concentrations in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Maternal and Child Health from Boston University where she also completed her DrPH in Maternal and Child Health. Her academic and practice interests focus on using management and systems science to improve the health of vulnerable populations. She is particularly interested in adolescent access to health services, school health, and sexual health policies at the local, state, and federal level.


  • Boston University School of Public Health, DrPH
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Colby College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHMC725
  • SPHMC795
  • SPHMC820
  • SPHPH718


  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Herring SJ, Platek DN, Elliott P, Riley LE, Stuebe AM, Oken E. Addressing obesity in pregnancy: what do obstetric providers recommend? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Jan; 19(1):65-70. PMID: 20088660.

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  • Published on 4/1/2007

    Soul JS, Hammer PE, Tsuji M, Saul JP, Bassan H, Limperopoulos C, Disalvo DN, Moore M, Akins P, Ringer S, Volpe JJ, Trachtenberg F, du Plessis AJ. Fluctuating pressure-passivity is common in the cerebral circulation of sick premature infants. Pediatr Res. 2007 Apr; 61(4):467-73. PMID: 17515873.

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  • Published on 10/1/2005

    Limperopoulos C, Soul JS, Haidar H, Huppi PS, Bassan H, Warfield SK, Robertson RL, Moore M, Akins P, Volpe JJ, du Plessis AJ. Impaired trophic interactions between the cerebellum and the cerebrum among preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2005 Oct; 116(4):844-50. PMID: 16199692.

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