Donna Elliston

Principal Research Associate

Donna Elliston, DrPH, is a Principal Research Associate for Public Health with more than 20 years of experience in applied research, technical assistance, and evaluation, serving as a subject matter expert in teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent, maternal, and child health, and managing project teams for federal, state, and local partners.

Elliston is supporting a number of maternal, child, and adolescent health projects at Westat, including NIH’s Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL), particularly the Maternal Health Community Implementation Program (MH-CIP) and Maternal health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative.

Before joining Westat, Elliston served in senior leadership roles for research and consulting companies where she managed business development and research activities for a CDC portfolio and other health projects, as well as provided technical assistance to teen pregnancy prevention grantees to support them in developing innovative approaches to promote adolescent health.


  • DrPh, Public Health, Morgan State University
  • MSPH, Public Health, Meharry Medical College
  • BA, Sociology, Vassar College

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