Dr. Elliott is the Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention at Sanford Research/USD. She is also an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics – Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center. As a child clinical psychologist, Dr. Elliott is interested in the early developmental period and early identification of disabilities. Her research focuses on the role of prenatal alcohol and smoking exposures on a variety of health outcomes, including stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
A major focus of Dr. Elliott’s research is the Safe Passage Study, a global research initiative investigating the role of prenatal alcohol in fetal and infant mortality. This is the largest multidisciplinary study in infant mortality in the United States, and it will provide increased understanding of how alcohol affects the developing brain and placenta, the relationship of maternal alcohol to stillbirth, and the relationship between SIDS and stillbirth.
For more information about Dr. Elliott’s research, please visit her research website in the Health Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research.
Contact Information for Amy Elliott:
Amy Elliott, PhD
Director and Senior Scientist, Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention, Sanford Research/USD
2301 E. 60th Street N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104