Leslie Elliott, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary 

  • 2011-present Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UNMC
  • 2008-2010 Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • 2007-2008 Senior Epidemiologist, Washoe County District Health Department Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • 2006-2008 Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • 2007-present Special Volunteer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • 2004-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • 2000-2004 EpiStat consulting, Carrboro, North Carolina
  • 1992-1995 Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


  • PhD   Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
  • MPH   Occupational Health Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel     Hill, 1999
  • BA   Zoology (Biology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
  • AD   Nursing, Surry Community College, 1991

Research Interests

Dr. Elliott’s research experience is in the area of occupational and environmental health, with an emphasis on respiratory disease. Her current research focuses on health effects of volatile organic compounds in indoor environments and bicyclists’ exposures to particulate matter.  Dr. Elliott also has an interest in adult-onset allergy and epidemiological methods.

Selected Publications

  • Elliott L, Loomis D, Dement J, Hein M, Richardson D, Stayner L. Lung cancer mortality and chrysotile asbestos exposure among workers in North Carolina and South Carolina asbestos textile plants. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2012 69:385-390.
  • Elliott, L, Loomis D, Lottritz L, Slotnick N, Okie E, Todd R. Case-control study of a gastroschisis cluster in Nevada. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2009 163(11):1000-1006.
  • Elliott, L., Loomis, D., Bridgforth, A., O’Mara, S., Minarik, M., Brock, L., Hansen, B., Louderback, K. First year compliance with the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. Journal of the Nevada Public Health Association 2009 6(1):1-9.
  • Elliott L, Henderson J, Northstone K, Chiu G, Dunson D, London S. Prospective study of breastfeeding in relation to wheeze, atopy, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2008 122:49-54.
  • Elliott Land Loomis D. Air fresheners in vehicles as a source of ethnic differences in exposure to 1,4-dichlorobenzene. Epidemiology 2008 Vol. 19, No. 1.
  • Elliott L, Arbes S, Harvey E, Lee R, Salo P, Cohn R, London S, Zeldin D. Dust weight and asthma prevalence in the National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH). Environmental Health Perspectives 2007 115: 215–220.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Epidemiological Research
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Epidemiological Conference on Occupational Health (EPICOH),
  • International Conference on Occupational Health (ICOH)

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Leslie Elliott - UNMC College of Public Health

984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: 402-552-7723
Fax: 402-552-3683
Email: leslie.elliott@unmc.edu