Dr. Ellie Andres joined the School of Public Health in 2017. She earned her Doctorate and Masters of Public Health from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to HKU, Dr. Andres worked as a researcher in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health. She has conducted a variety of research about health and health care, including health care quality, disparities in care, comparative health policy, and maternal and child health policy. She has authored a number of papers in peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at the prestigious AcademyHealth conference, the foremost health policy/health services research meeting in the US, and the American Public Health Association Annual conference. Earlier in her career she worked at the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, DC and managed a free clinic in Chicago.