Elissa KlingerSM
Assistant Director

Elissa Klinger is the assistant director of the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health. In this role, Elissa designs and develops both research and health system-facing projects and provides oversight for operations and staff.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine, Elissa worked as a senior research project manager in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. For six years, she managed a portfolio of health services research trials that leveraged health information technology to promote risk assessment and prevention in primary care. Areas of focus included pharmacovigilance, cancer screening, and clinical decision-making. At Partners Healthcare in Boston, she was the project manager for the Center for Drug Policy. Before her work in U.S. health care, Elissa completed short-term consulting and research projects with international institutions including the World Health Organization.

Elissa completed a bachelor’s degree in growth and structure of cities at Bryn Mawr College.  She also holds a master's degree with a focus on population and international health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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