Elise joined the University of Oxford in October 2021 as a PhD candidate in Population Health, Clarendon Scholar, and recipient of the Baillie Gifford-Institute for Ethics in AI Scholarship. She is affiliated with Oxford’s Ethox Centre and Institute for Ethics in AI.
Her research centers around the societal impacts, policy implications, and rights-based challenges of emerging technologies within global health. Currently, she is studying the ethics of utilizing artificial intelligence for infectious disease surveillance.
Prior to commencing her doctorate, Elise received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in digitalization and big data from the Hertie School where she was a research associate on a project evaluating models of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She also holds a Master of Science with Distinction in Health and International Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Sociology from Stanford University. Her professional background spans the non-profit, public health, and private (think tank, consulting) sectors and has focused on expanding access and equity within these spaces.