Patricia Elliott
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Patricia Akins Elliott, DrPH

Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences - Boston University School of Public Health

pelliott@bu.edu

Biography

Trish Elliott, DrPH, is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of Community Health Sciences. She is dedicated to training future practitioners of public health. She teaches courses in health behavior theory, maternal child and adolescent health, program management, and leadership. Dr. Elliott uses a combination of simulation, case method, and practice-based learning in the classroom and is committed to using innovative approaches in academic-practice collaboration. She serves as the Director of the Doctor of Public Health program, a school-wide degree in leadership, management, and policy, preparing students for high-level positions in public health practice. Dr. Elliott also directs the Practice Fellowship Program of the Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence, connecting exceptional master's degree students with year-long placements in public health organizations.

Dr. Elliott’s academic and practice interests focus on using implementation science, systems science, and process evaluation methods to improve the health of vulnerable populations. She is particularly interested in adolescent and family access to health services, the intersection of mental health and juvenile justice, school health, and health policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Dr. Elliott joined the department of Community Health Sciences as faculty in 2013, after teaching for four years in an adjunct capacity. She 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.

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, DPH/DrPH Field of Study: Maternal & Child Health
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Colby College, BA Field of Study: Psychology

Classes Taught

  • SPHMC820
  • SPHPH871
  • SPHPH872
  • SPHPH873
  • SPHPH931
  • SPHPH986
  • SPHPH990

Publications

  • Published on 5/18/2023

    Osei-Poku GK, Mwananyanda L, Elliott PA, MacLeod WB, Somwe SW, Pieciak RC, Hamapa A, Gill CJ. Qualitative assessment of infant sleep practices and other risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) among mothers in Lusaka, Zambia. BMC Pediatr. 2023 May 18; 23(1):245. PMID: 37202764.

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  • Published on 11/15/2022

    Osei-Poku GK, Mwananyanda L, Elliot PA, MacLeod WB, Somwe SW, Pieciak RC, Gill CJ. Assessing infant sleep practices and other risk factors of SIDS in Zambia: a cross-sectional survey of mothers in Lusaka, Zambia. BMC Pediatr. 2022 Nov 15; 22(1):660. PMID: 36380292.

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  • Published on 5/7/2022

    Deardorff J, Tissue MM, Elliott P, Handler A, Vamos C, Bonilla Z, Turchi R, Obeng CS, Liu J, Grason H. The Critical Value of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) to Graduate Training in Public Health: A Framework to Guide Education, Research and Practice. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Aug; 26(Suppl 1):121-128. PMID: 35524927.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    George ER, Sabin LL, Elliott PA, Wolff JA, Osani MC, McSwiggan Hong J, Berry WR. Examining health care champions: a mixed-methods study exploring self and peer perspectives of champions. Implement Res Pract. 2022; 3:26334895221077880. PMID: 37091082.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    George, E. R., Sabin, L. L., Elliott, P. A., Wolff, J. A., Osani, M. C., McSwiggan Hong, J., & Berry, W. R. . Examining health care champions: a mixed-methods study exploring self and peer perspectives of champions. Implementation Research and Practice. 2022; (3):1-12.

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  • Published on 12/25/2021

    Osei-Poku GK, Thomas S, Mwananyanda L, Lapidot R, Elliott PA, Macleod WB, Somwe SW, Gill CJ. A systematic review of the burden and risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Africa. J Glob Health. 2021; 11:04075. PMID: 35003713.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Elliott P, Stransky M. Feinberg E. Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids evaluation report. Prepared for Health Law Advocates. Boston, Massachusetts. 2021.

  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Elliott P, Stransky M. Feinberg E. . Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids Baseline evaluation report. Prepared for Health Law Advocates. Boston, Massachusetts. 2020.

  • Published on 10/23/2020

    Elliott P, Stransky M. Spring 2020 COVID-19 Remote Schooling Report, Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids. Prepared for Health Law Advocates. Boston, Massachusetts. 2020.

  • Published on 9/24/2020

    Elliott PA, DeJong W, Feinberg E. When Parents Cannot Say "No" to School-Based Health Services: A Commentary. J Sch Health. 2020 11; 90(11):823-824. PMID: 32969039.

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