Patricia Akins Elliott, DrPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences

Tel. 617-358-1357 |

Full profile at the BU School of Public Health site

Trish Elliott, DrPH, is a Clinical Assistant 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 directs the Practice Fellowship Program of the Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence, connecting exceptional students with year-long placements in public health organizations. She also serves as the Director Educational Initiatives 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.