Kimberly Elliott joined the faculty of the Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in October of 2020. Prior to her move to Texas, she served as the Chair of a Master of Science in Health Administration program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) in North Chicago for 5 years. During her time at RFUMS she built a Master of Science program in Population Health as well as two graduate certificate programs in Population Health Strategies and Population Health Analytics.

Dr. Elliott has also worked on research related to curriculum development for Population Health practitioners. Her most recently funded work was related to assessment and evaluation of opioid cessation programs in Illinois. Her most recent research and scholarly activities have centered around health program evaluation and collaborations related to addressing the opioid epidemic in communities. Specifically, she has worked collaboratively to address these particular health issues in Lake, Jersey and Greene counties in Illinois. She has served on the Lake County Mental Health Coalition, Lake County Crisis Care Center Data Working Group, Jersey and Greene Counties, Il CARES Consortium Evaluation for opioid-related services and Crisis Center Services and Programming Working Group all in Illinois. Here in Texas, she now served on the Community Academic Partnership for Substance Abuse in East Texas (CAPSA-ET).

Her teaching activities include courses in Health Economics and Policy for the MHA program.

Education and training:

Dr. Elliott earned her PhD in Health Services Research, Management and Policy from the University of Florida in 2012. She earned her BA in Biology from Wesleyan College in 2006.

Courses taught:

HPEM 6350

Research Interests:

Opioid cessation
SUD/OUD access to care and prevention
Public Health Systems and Services Research
Population Health
Curriculum development in graduate health studies