Linda Elting, PhD, MPH, Oral History Interview, March 26, 2015
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Major Topics Covered:
- Research on treatment for infections, value of care, effects of health policy, Texas health care systems
- Training clinicians and researchers to take a population focus on treatment and care delivery
- History of MD Anderson Institutional Review Boards
Chapter 13: Developing the Ambulatory and Supportive Care Oncology Research Program
Chapter 14: Training Clinicians to Think Analytically about Research Problems
Chapter 15: Developing Health Services Research in the Division of Cancer Prevention
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Elting, Linda E. MPh and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Linda Elting, PhD, MPH, Oral History Interview, March 26, 2015" (2015). Interview Sessions. 115.
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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.