Elizabeth Burner

Elizabeth Burner, MD, MPH, MSci

Faculty Instructor


Dr. Elizabeth Burner contributes to teaching key courses that target broad learner audiences across the clinical translational spectrum at USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. These include a credited course series in Clinical Translational Research (PM612a-c) as part of the Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science (KL2) Training Program and non-credited 8-week course Introduction to Clinical Translational Research Study Design, designed for residents, fellows, and junior faculty members.

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Professional Background

Elizabeth Burner, MD, MPH, MSci, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. In 2013, Dr. Burner joined the faculty at the Keck School and has worked clinically in the emergency department at the LAC+USC hospital, the Jail Urgent Care based in the LA County Twin Towers Correctional Facility and several community hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Burner’s research interests center on investigating emergent health communication tools to reach health disparity groups, and directing patients to chronic care and medical homes as appropriate. She is committed to engaging patients in healthier lifestyles. She conducts mixed methods research to better understand the viewpoints of marginalized populations, particularly urban Latino immigrants. Her work has been supported by several NIH grants as well as a Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science (KL2) awardee (2013-2016), institutional and local grants. Dr. Burner also teaches clinical and translational research methodology with the SC CTSI.


Pilates, long walks with her family and mystery novels

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.