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Michael Elliott, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Associate Professor; Interim Department Chair

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Courses Taught

Applied Data Management, Principles of Biostatistics, Introduction to Statistical Computing, Statistical Programming & Study Planning: SAS, Public Health Capstone, Biostatistics Capstone / Introduction to Data Management, Public Health and Disasters, Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness Capstone, Introduction to General Linear Models, Co-taught Design and Analysis in Public Health


  • Ph.D., Public Health, Ohio State University
  • M.S., Preventative Medicine, Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • Diabetes inpatient and self management
  • Air pollution and diabetes
  • Maternal and child health
  • The built environment and health
  • Obesity prevention through the promotion of physical activity and healthy dietary habits
  • Factors related to vaccination uptake
  • Syndromic surveillance 

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Kilpatrick, C. R., Elliott, M. B., Pratt, E., Schafers, S. J., Blackburn, M. C., Heard, K., Tobin, G. S. (2014). Prevention of inpatient hypoglycemia with a real-time informatics alert. J Hosp Med, 9(10), 621-626. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2221

  2. Elliott, M. B., Schafers, S. J., McGill, J. B., & Tobin, G. S. (2012). Prediction and prevention of treatment-related inpatient hypoglycemia. J Diabetes Sci Technol, 6(2), 302-309.

Professional Organizations and Associations

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 and is a member with the APHA and ADA.

Community Work and Service

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.