Jennifer Padden Elliott

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacy Practice

309 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.4990
elliott3@duq.edu

Education:

Pharm.D., Duquesne University, 2007
Bio

Jennifer Elliott, PharmD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. Elliott has spent her entire career creating and implementing programs in pursuit of health equity. She has developed cross-sector collaborations to improve the health of children, families and communities through education, research, outreach and advocacy.

She leads a team that developed a community-based screening model to identify children with undiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma and connect them with appropriate care. The free service is offered in underserved schools and communities throughout Allegheny County. Elliott also created school-based asthma clinics in six underserved schools throughout the county, this as childhood asthma rates in and around Pittsburgh remain alarmingly high. This school-based, interdisciplinary model has resulted in significant improvements in asthma control and asthma-related quality of life as well as significant reductions in asthma-related emergency department visits. Elliott is currently working to create school-based health centers, which would provide preventative, acute and/or chronic medical care to high-risk youth. She and her team developed an Asthma and Food Allergy Awareness program for school students, teachers and other professionals.

Elliott teaches pediatrics as well as respiratory diseases (asthma, cystic fibrosis) and is course coordinator for the Community Engaged Learning Course.

She received the Creative Teaching Award in 2012 from Duquesne University's Center for Teaching Excellence, the 10 under 10 Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association in 2014, the School of Pharmacy Faculty Award in 2015 and the Scholarship Award in 2016, was inducted into the Research Hall of Fame in 2017, and was recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP as a 40 under 40 honoree in 2018 and the Incline's Who's Next: Education in 2019.

Research

Dr. Elliott's research interests include:

  1. Identifying undiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma in the pediatric population, and implementing strategies to improve disease management,
  2. Implementing interventions for obesity prevention and management in the community setting, and in particular for patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic condition known to cause early-onset obesity, and
  3. The safety of medications known to have an effect on weight in patients with PWS.
Scholarship

Full CV

Grants (2015–Present)

  • Elliott, J. (2017). Surveillance and Tracking of Asthma in our Regions Schoolchildren, Principal Investigator, Heinz Endowments.

  • Astle, J., Derose, K., Elliott, J., Koerner, P., Higgenbotham, S., Cavanaugh, J. (2016). Community Engaged Pathways Grant, Co-Investigator, CEDR.

  • Gentile, D., Skoner, D., & Elliott, J. (2015). Surveillance and Tracking of Asthma in our Regions Schoolchildren, Co-Principal Investigator, Heinz Endowments.

  • Elliott, J. & Gentile, D. (2015). Surveillance and Treatment of Asthma in our Region's Schoolchildren- Jefferson Regional (STARS-JR), Principal Investigator, Jefferson Regional Foundation.

  • Elliott, J. (2015). National Asthma Educator Exam, Principal Investigator.

Publications (2015–Present)

  • Bennett, E., Elliott, J., Chia, L., & Kalarchian, M. (in press, 2016). Obesity among youth with developmental disabilities: Intervention delivery to parents via tele health. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Lombardo, J., Skoner, D., Dewhirst, P., Gentile D (2016). Pilot study of an interdisciplinary mobile model to deliver asthma care to inner-city schoolchildren in the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Morphew, T., Dewhirst, P., Pleskovic, N., Butler, E., Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Study demonstrates high estimated prevalence of risk of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Presto, A., Morphew, T., Nicole, P., Butler E, Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Characterization of Environmental Risk Factors Among Inner-City Schoolchildren with Physician Diagnosed Asthma from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Presto, A., Morphew, T., Nicole, P., Butler E, Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Characterization of Environmental Risk Factors Among Inner-City Schoolchildren with Physician Diagnosed Asthma from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Cherpes, G., Kamal, K., Chopra, I., Harrison, C., Riedy M, Herk B, McCrossin M, Kalarchian M. (2015). The relationship between antipsychotics and weight in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome. PHARMACOTHERAPY, 35 (3), 260-268.

  • Elliott, J., Erica, G., Yu, J., & Kalarchian, M. (2015). Medication Use among Patients Prior to Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care.

  • Elliott, J., Harrison, C., Konopka, C., Wood, J., Marcotullio, N., Lunney P, Skoner D, Gentile D (2015). Pharmacist-led screening program for an inner-city pediatric population. J AM PHARM ASSOC.

  • Al-Ghamedi, N., Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Morphew, T., Skoner, D., Deborah Gentile (2015). Association between asthma prevalence and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Dewhirst, P., Elliott, J., Skoner, D., Morphew, T., & Gentile, D. (2015). Pilot study demonstrates high prevalence of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Covvey, J., & Neltner, C. (2015). Prescribing practices for management of spasticity in pediatrics post-traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting.

  • Elliott, J. & Al-Ghamedi, N. (2015). Association between asthma prevalence and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh region. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting.

Presentations (2015–Present)

  • Elliott, J. (2017). Impact of Environmental Factors on Recurrent Asthma Exacerbations Among Inner-City Schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Elliott, J., Kalarchian, M., Kamal, K., Gross, R., Roach, H., Salvatoir G, Cherpes G (2016). Weight management for Youth with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Delivery to Parents via Telemedicine. International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO), Toronto, Canada.

  • Elliott, J., Morphew, T., Dewhirst, P., Pleskovic, N., Butler, E., Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Study demonstrates high estimated prevalence of risk of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Elliott, J., Pleskovic, N., Dewhirst, P., Morphew, T., Butler, E., Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). High rate of uncontrolled asthma among inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annua Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Lombardo, J., Skoner, D., Dewhirst, P., Gentile D (2016). Pilot study of an interdisciplinary mobile model to deliver asthma care to inner-city schoolchildren in the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Presto, A., Morphew, T., Nicole, P., Butler E, Skoner DP, Gentile D (2016). Characterization of Environmental Risk Factors Among Inner-City Schoolchildren with Physician Diagnosed Asthma from the Pittsburgh Region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California.

  • Dewhirst, P., Elliott, J., Skoner, D., Morphew, T., & Gentile, D. (2015). Pilot study demonstrates high prevalence of asthma in inner-city schoolchildren from Pittsburgh. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Al-Ghamedi, N., Elliott, J., Dewhirst, P., Morphew, T., Skoner, D., Deborah Gentile (2015, February). Association between asthma prevalence and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in schoolchildren from the Pittsburgh region. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Elliott, J., Al-Ghamedi, N., Covvey, J., & Neltner, C. (2015). Prescribing practices for management of spasticity in pediatrics post-traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Software (2015–Present)

  • Asthma Education App (2015)
    A collaboration between Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Allegheny Health Network, and Carnegie Mellon Center for Entertainment Technology.
Courses
  • PHBM 443: Therapeutics in Special Populations
  • PHBM 436: Respiratory, Dermatology, and Ophthalmic Disorders
  • PHPR 482: Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Ambulatory Care
Honors/Awards
  • Creative Teaching Award
    Duquesne University
    2011–12