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 of Community Health Sciences 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 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, and serves as the Director of Education for the Department of Community Health Sciences.

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 level. 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
  • SPHPH866
  • SPHPH986
  • SPHPH990
  • SPHPM931

Publications

  • 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.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 6/6/2020

    Garcia M, Elliott P. Advocating for Youth Access to Mental Health Services During a Pandemic. Presented to the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty at the Spring Meeting. 2020.

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  • Published on 2/12/2020

    Elliott PA, DeJong W, Feinberg E. Navigating Privacy Laws to Deliver STI Health Services in High Schools. Pediatrics. 2020 03; 145(3). PMID: 32051217.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Elliott P, Schultz N, Feinberg E. The Juvenile Mental Health Advocacy Project for Court-Involved Youths. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 12 01; 69(12):1268. PMID: 30501492.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 11/3/2017

    Elliott P, Feinberg E. Juvenile Court Mental Health Advocacy Project Evaluation Update to Final Report. 2017.

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  • Published on 4/21/2017

    Elliott P, Feinberg E. Juvenile Court Mental Health Advocacy Project Evaluation Final Report. 2017.

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  • 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.

    Read At: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read At: PubMed

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