Elizabeth Cortez

Elizabeth Cortez, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Support

SC CTSI Role

Elizabeth supports all aspects of research coordination and bilingual recruitment initiatives. 

Contact Information

Elizabeth.Cortez@med.usc.edu

Professional Background

Elizabeth graduated from the California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA), where she double majored in both Biology and Business Administration. During her undergrad studies, she assisted as a lab technician by collecting and entering data. Elizabeth is a native of South Los Angeles and has a great passion for improving the healthcare system in the greater Los Angeles area. She also has vast experience in the following community and clinical healthcare settings: dentistry, mental health and nutrition. In the near future, she is planning to become certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). Currently, Elizabeth is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health to enhance her opportunity to enact changes to current health policies in California.

Interests

During her free time, Elizabeth enjoys baking delicious desserts, volunteering, and traveling to new locations.

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.