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Elizabeth A. Bancroft

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Elizabeth A. Bancroft

Medical Epidemiologist
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Acute Communicable Disease Control Program


Elizabeth A. Bancroft, M.D., S.M., has been a medical epidemiologist in the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health since August 2001. Since 2003, she has gained national media attention because of her work on communityassociated MRSA. This attention was magnified in fall 2007 with her editorial on MRSA in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Bancroft is chief of the county department's invasive bacterialdisease, hepatitis, and antimicrobial resistance unit. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on infectious diseases. From July 1999 to June 2001, she was assigned to the county as an epidemicintelligence services officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Bancroft earned her medical degree in 1993 from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in clinical epidemiologyin 1995 from the Harvard School of Public Health. She majored in English and African Studies at Williams College, from which she graduated cum laude in 1989. Through the Hollywood, Health & Society project at the Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center, she serves as a resource on infectious diseases for television writers.

313 N. Figueroa St., Room 212
Los Angeles  California  90012
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 240-7941
Office Fax: 
(213) 482-4856


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