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Diane Elliot, M.D., F.A.C.S.M., is a Professor of Medicine and along with Dr. Goldberg, a founding member of the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine. She is a native Oregonian and attended medical school in St. Louis at Washington University, joining the faculty after internal medicine training at the University of California Hospitals and Clinics in San Francisco. Dr. Elliot was principal investigator for the National Institute on Drug Abuse ATHENA (Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise & Nutrition Alternatives) study of sport team-centered health promotion program for young women high school athletes, which successfully reduced drug use and promoted life long healthy behaviors. She is science director for the Division’s Center for Health Promotion Research (CHPR), which has focused on translating science-based health promotion programs into public health practice. For the last nine years, Dr. Elliot has received National Institute of Health funding to promote the health of career fire fighters, through development and now dissemination of the PHLAME (Promoting Health Lifestyles: Assessing More Effects) program. The leading cause of death fighting fires in heart attacks, and PHLAME has been proven to improve the nutrition and exercise habits of first responders. She has worked with the International Association of Fire Fighters, U.S. Fire Administration and more recently law enforcement agencies to improve the health of those who protect use. Dr. Elliot has been a doping control officer for the U.S. Anti-doping Association, and she has testified before Congress on women and drug use in sports. She has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and texts. She maintains a primary care internal medicine practice and supervises trainees in the clinic and hospital wards. She helps direct two medical school courses, and she is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Physicians.
Short Communication: Occup Med Health Aff 2015, 3:204