Amy Elliott


Master of Science, Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Research interests: My main research interests are the comorbidities between substance use disorders and anxiety/depressive disorders. I am also interested in nosology, health disparities, and research perceptions.
Long-term career goals: I aspire to continue contributing to academia through researching and teaching at university and to increase quality of life of those with mental health disorders.
What philosophy guides your education? Malcolm Forbes once said, “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
Date Accomplishments
June 2018
  • Received CARE Travel Award for $750
  • Oral presentation on racial disparities in referral to substance use disorder screening among justice-involved children at College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting
  • Selection of abstract for the “What’s Hot” Media Forum at College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting
May 2018
  • Received NIDA Director’s Travel Award for $1000
January 2018
  • Chen X, Elliott AL, Wang S. Cross-country Association of Press Freedom and LGBT freedom with prevalence of persons living with HIV: implication for global strategy against HIV/AIDS. 2018 Feb;3:6. doi: 10.1186/s41256-018-0061-3 . PMID: 29457142
November 2017
  • Presenting in “Identifying and addressing mental health disparities in the Gator Nation using electronic medical records” symposium at UF Social Justice Summit in January in Gainesville, FL: research on demographic and clinical risk factors for cocaine abuse and dependence
March 2017
  • Paper accepted for publication in Social Indicators Research: Chen X, Yu B, Gong J, Wang P, Elliott A. (In press). Social capital associated with quality of life mediated by employment conditions: evidence from a random sample of rural-to-urban migrants in China. Soc Indic Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1617-1