Elsie L. Gerhardt, MA, MPH

Elsie L. Gerhardt, MA, MPH

  • Clinical Research Associate I




BA - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (Political Science and Latin American Studies)
MA - University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom (International Relations)
MPH - University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Memphis, TN (Concentration in Epidemiology)

Honors & Awards

  • 2000  Best In-Depth News Story in Business Reporting Category, Puerto Rico Overseas Press Club
  • 1999  Journalist of the Year, Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998  Journalist of the Year, Puerto Rico United Retailers Association


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.