Elizabeth Burner

Elizabeth Burner, MD, MPH, PhD

Faculty Instructor


Dr. Elizabeth Burner is the Interim Director of the  Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science (KL2) Training Program and course director of the 8-week Introduction to Clinical Translational Research Study Design, designed for residents, fellows, and junior faculty members.

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Professional Background

Dr. Burner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Research Director for the Department of 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 LAG Medical Center (formerly LAC+USC), 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, addressing substance use disorders out of the emergency department and directing patients with chronic disease to patient centered medical homes for improved health behavior choices. She conducts mixed methods research to better understand the viewpoints of marginalized populations, particularly urban Latiné immigrants. Her work has been supported by several NIH, institutional and local grants as well as a Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science (KL2) awardee (2013-2016).


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.