Research Interests: Data Management using GIS and Internet Surveying Methodologies; Health Risk Appraisal Methodology; Multi-level Modeling; Measurement of Physical Activity and Nutrition
Courses: Historical, philosophical & political bases of public health
Education History: PhD, Public Health, Ohio State University
SLU Faculty since: 2010
Michael Elliott, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. He received his Master of Science in Preventive Medicine and Ph.D in Public Health from the Ohio State University College of Public Health. His research interests include data management using GIS and internet surveying methodologies, health risk appraisal methodology, multi-level modeling, and the measurement of physical activity and nutrition.
Currently, Dr. Elliott is using GIS to study the association between the built environment and diabetes risk and treatment effectiveness. He enjoys studying the relationship between health behaviors (nutrition and physical activity) and the intrapersonal, interpersonal, physical, and policy environment.
Dr. Elliott has extensive experience with managing and analyzing data for large community studies funded by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.