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Lisa  Elon

Associate Research Professor

Research Associate Professor

Faculty, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics


  • Currently biostatistician on studies examining the relationship of mental stress and myocardial ischemia after MI, heat-related illness among farm workers;  recently on the data management team for a now-completed trial of LPG stove use to reduce health risks from indoor air pollution.

  • Analyzed social contact (network) data from a hospital emergency department and from commercial flights

  • Investigated the association of hemophilic arthropathy and bone mass density

  • Led the Biostatistics and Data Management Team for the Emory Alcohol and Lung Biology Center

  • Helped design, implement, and analyze a cluster-randomized experiment testing several interventions to improve workplace physical activity.

  • Analyzed DNA microarray and flow cytometry data for an immunity response study.

  • Used hospital emergency department records to evaluate physician performance.

  • Surveyed state health departments in the South on vaccine provision topics. Involved sample selection, survey instrument design, and analysis.

  • Helped design and implement the Healthy Doc Project, a 4-year, longitudinal study of medical students’ personal and professional health and prevention-related characteristics. Work on this project included questionnaire construction and revision, question validation, protocol development, cleaning and analysis of data, paper preparation and publication, and grant writing.


  • Applied Practical Experience Faculty Advisor (2018-present)

  • Guest Lecturer on Data Wrangling, for Big Data Analytics for Healthcare Research (Emory School of Nursing); 2017, 2018, 2019


  • 1997 RSPH Charles C. Shepard Award for Excellence in Research.
  • 1993 Merit Scholarship, Rollins School of Public Health.
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Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

, GA

Phone: (404) 727-7335

Fax: (404) 727-1370


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  • MPH 1997, Emory University
  • MS 1983, NCSU

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 595: Applied Practice Experience


  • , , Behaviors, movements, and transmission of droplet-mediated respiratory diseases during transcontinental airline flights., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Apr 3;115(14):3623-3627, ,
  • , , The Risk of Cross Infection in the Emergency Department: A Simulation Study.., Epidemiology, 39, 688-693
  • , , Novel Analytic Methods Needed for Real-Time Continuous Core Body Temperature Data., West J Nurs Res. 2016 Oct 18, ,
  • , , Preventing Influenza: Vaccine Systems and Practices in the Southeast, Public Health Reports, Volume 121, Number (6): 684-9, ,
  • , , Hydration Status, Kidney Function, and Kidney Injury in Florida Agricultural Workers., J Occup Environ Med. 2018 May; 60(5):e253-e260, ,
  • , , Young Women With Coronary Artery Disease Exhibit Higher Concentrations of Interleukin-6 at Baseline and in Response to Mental Stress. , J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Dec 4;7(23):e010329. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.010329, ,
  • , , Exercise counseling and personal exercise habits of US women physicians, J Am Med Women Assn , 2003;58(3):178-184, ,
  • , , Harassment of lesbians as medical students and physicians, JAMA, 1999;282(13):1290,1292. , ,
  • , , Predictors of US medical students' prevention counseling practices, AmJPrevMed. 2006. Volume 31, (6):400-505, ,
  • , , Validation of a Brief Diet Survey Instrument among Medical Students., 2005. J Am Diet Assoc. May; 105(5):802-6., ,