• Elvan Daniels, MD, MPH

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  • Elvan Daniels, MD, MPH
      Assistant Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine

    Contact Information

    Phone: (404) 756-5275


    University of Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)
    BS, Biology, 1978

    Wayne State Univ. School of Med (Detroit, Michigan)
    MD, Medicine, 1986

    Ghent Family Practice Residency
    Family Practice, 1989

    Medical University of South Carolina
    MPH, Faculty Development, 2001

    Personal Statement

    I have developed and implemented the community health worker programs (CHW). Based on my preliminary findings of our regional dissemination of this program, I was an invited to speaker at the National Diabetes Education Program Partners Meeting in October 2011 focused on effective models to support patient self management, informed decision making and community collaborations. Because of my interest in integrating health literacy, cross-cultural communication and shared decision making into medical education , I serve as a mentor to MPH, MD and PHD students interested in developing research and community based projects working with low-income medically underserved communities. This year I experienced a health crisis which required me to interacting with multiple medical specialists in multiple health systems which really highlighted for me the need to focus research on informed and shared decision making. Partnering with my primary care provider we were able to make choices based on my preferences which ultimately resulted in my recovery from a non-life threatening condition.


    1988-89: Chief Resident, Ghent Family Practice

    1988-1989: Outstanding Resident in Family Practice

    2003: Outstanding Commitment to Diabetes, Georgia Diabetes Advisory Council

    2010: Women of the Year Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

    2011: Outstanding Partnership Leader Atlanta Public Schools

    Other Experience and Professional Memberships

    AHRQ Regional Expert Panel

    American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee

    Georgia Diabetes Coalition

    Global Health Action

    Board of Directors

    National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

    National Diabetes Education Program

    African American African Ancestry Work Group

    Shades of Pink for Breast Cancer Board of Directors

    American Academy of Family Physicians

    American College of Physician Executives

    American Public Health Association

    Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

    Georgia Society for Clinical Oncology

    Gerontological Society of America

    National Medical Association

    North American Primary care Research Group

    Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

    1. Daniels EC, Powe B, Baltrus P, Metoyer T, McCray G, Rust G. Increasing Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among African Americans by use of Community Health Workers: The A-B-C-D Community Intervention Pilot Project-JNMA. Daniels et al (In-Press)
    2. Bellcross CA, Bedrosian SR, Daniels E, Duquette D, Hampel H, Jasperson K, Joseph DA, Kaye C, Lubin I, Meyer LJ, Reyes M, Scheuner MT, Schully SD, Senter L, Stewart SL, St Pierre J, Westman J, Wise P, Yang VW, Khoury MJ. Implementing Population-Based Screening and Cascade Testing for Lynch Syndrome: Summary of a Public Meeting Health/Clinical Collaborative Meeting. Genet Med .2011 Oct 21
    3. Leverence RR ,Williams RL, Potter M, Fernald D, Unverzagt, M, Pace W, Parnes B, Daniels, E, Skipper B, Volk RJ,Brown AE, Rhyne RL. Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Siren for Primary Care – A Report From the Primary care MultiEthnic Network (PRIME Net). J Am Board of Fam Med .2011, 24:551-561. PMID: 21900438
    4. Rhyne R, Sussman AL, Fernald D, Weller N, Daniels E, Williams RL. Reports of Persistent Change in the Clinical Encounter Following Research Participation: A Report From the Primary Care Multiethnic Network (PRIME Net).J Am Board of Fam Med .2011; 24(5):496-502. PMID: 21900432