ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

BACKGROUND

Dr. Elissa Weitzman is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist based in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her graduate training at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was in health policy, behavioral sciences, psychiatric and social epidemiology and she completed post-doctoral training in medical ethics and public health in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Her investigations use a multidisciplinary and mixed methods approach grounded in a biopsychosocial model of disease to advance understanding, prevention and care of youth at risk from chronic illness and/or substance use.