Linda Elting, PhD, MPH, Oral History Interview, February 19, 2015
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Major Topics Covered:
- Personal and educational background
- Career shift from a classified employee to faculty member
- The epidemiological perspective on healthcare issues
- Creating a unique niche in epidemiology studies: value of care
Chapter 01: An Early Interest in Writing Serves a Career in Science
Chapter 02 : Inspired by J Freireich and Doing Support Work for MD Anderson Researchers
Chapter 03: Finding a Way to Have a Research Career at MD Anderson
Chapter 04: Earning a Master’s in Public Health and a Landmark Study of Infections
Chapter 05: A Doctorate in Public Health and Appointment to the Faculty
Chapter 06 : Early Research Studies
Chapter 07: Research Focus Expands to Risks and Outcomes of Care
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Elting, Linda E. MPh and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Linda Elting, PhD, MPH, Oral History Interview, February 19, 2015" (2015). Interview Sessions. 113.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Linda S. Elting (b. 10 February 1951, Houston, Texas) came to came to MD Anderson in 1970, working in coding and data collection in the Department of Epidemiology. She joined the faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and today holds joint appointments in the Department of Biostatistics & Applied Mathematics, the Department of Health Services Research, and the Department of Health Disparities Research. Dr. Elting is best known for conducting research on the value of care and the effects of health policy on delivery of care. Trained as an epidemiologist, Dr. Elting has brought a populations-based focus to research on MD Anderson patients and Texas cancer patients in general.
Dr. Elting retired to part time in January 2014. She served as Chief of the Section of Health Services Research in the Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics from 2001 until her retirement. She worked with MD Anderson’s Institutional Review Boards for many years and served as Chair of IRB IV, created to review protocols for non-clinical and community based research.