Elsie L. Gerhardt, MA, MPH, CCRP

Elsie L. Gerhardt, MA, MPH, CCRP

  • Clinical Research Associate I




BA - Wellesley College
MA - University of Kent at Canterbury
MPH - University of Memphis

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)
  • Member of the Tennessee Association of Medical Interpreters and Translators (TAMIT)


Before joining the Division of Cancer Predisposition as a research associate, I worked in the Department of Infectious Diseases. My area of interest involved infection prevention in children with cancer in international low-income healthcare settings. This rewarding experience stimulated my enthusiasm for genomics-driven research initiatives that advance cancer treatment options and empower patients and their families.

Selected Publications

Sykes A, Gerhardt E, Tang L, Adderson EE. The Effectiveness of Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children with Acute Leukemia. J Pediatr 2017 Dec;191:218-224.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.071.

Last update: July 2018