Patricia Elliott, DrPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

DPH/DrPH, Boston University School of Public Health
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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.

2018 Boston University School of Public Health: Educational Innovation Award
2018 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health: Honorable Mention, National Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Grant
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Evaluation of the Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids
11/01/2018 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
Health Law Advocates


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  1. Elliott P, Stransky M. Feinberg E. . Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids Baseline evaluation report. Prepared for Health Law Advocates. Boston, Massachusetts. 2020.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32969039
  4. 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. View Publication
  5. Elliott PA, DeJong W, Feinberg E. Navigating Privacy Laws to Deliver STI Health Services in High Schools. Pediatrics. 2020 03; 145(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32051217
  6. Elliott P, Schultz N, Feinberg E. The Juvenile Mental Health Advocacy Project for Court-Involved Youths. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 12 01; 69(12):1268.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30501492; DOI: 10.1176/;
  7. Elliott P, Feinberg E. Juvenile Court Mental Health Advocacy Project Evaluation Update to Final Report. 2017. View Publication
  8. Elliott P, Feinberg E. Juvenile Court Mental Health Advocacy Project Evaluation Final Report. 2017. View Publication
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC2828196; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1343;
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1203/pdr.0b013e31803237f6;
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