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Elizabeth Louise Turner

Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics
Duke Box 2721, Durham, NC 27710
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 1104, 11109 Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705

Research Interests


  • Design, analysis and implementation of randomized controlled trials, particularly in low-resource settings.
  • Cluster randomized trials (CRTs)
  • Stepped wedge CRTs
  • Individually-randomized group treatment trials
  • Factorial trials
  • Multiphase Optimization Strategy for intervention development

Selected Grants


NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory-Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2028

Caregiver Coaching to Improve Outcomes of Young Autistic Children in Africa

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Mental Health · 2022 - 2027

StandStrong - GWU sub-contract

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by The George Washington University · 2023 - 2026

Appalachian STAR Trial

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2026

North STAR Trial: Specialty Telemedicine Access for Referrals in Rural Alaska

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2026

NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory-Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2028

Caregiver Coaching to Improve Outcomes of Young Autistic Children in Africa

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Mental Health · 2022 - 2027

StandStrong - GWU sub-contract

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by The George Washington University · 2023 - 2026

Appalachian STAR Trial

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2026

North STAR Trial: Specialty Telemedicine Access for Referrals in Rural Alaska

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2026

Risk and Resilience: Evaluating the multigenerational effect of a maternal psychosocial depression intervention against COVID-19 related stressors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2022 - 2025

Early life adversities and the emergence of risk and resilience: A longitudinal study of child development

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2025

ADEPT - An adaptive prenatal intervention to increase childhood vaccinations

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by Emory University · 2022 - 2024

RESHAPE (Reducing Stigma in Mental Health Core Providers) R01

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by The George Washington University · 2019 - 2024

Malaria diagnostic testing and conditional subsidies to target ACTs in the retail sector: the TESTsmART trial

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Optimizing a standalone text messaging-based weight loss intervention

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

Incomplete Stepped-Wedge Designs: Methods for Study Planning and Analysis

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2022

"An adaptive prenatal (ADEPT) intervention to encourage childhood vaccinations

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention · 2021 - 2022

Appalachian STAR Trial

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2022

North STAR Trial: Specialty Telemedicine Access for Referrals in Rural Alaska

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2022

Investigating Febrile Deaths in Tanzania (INDITe)

ResearchBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2021

Integrating Mental Health into HIV Clinic to Improve Outcomes in Tanzanian Youth

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2020

SHARE Child Pakistan

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2016 - 2019

Impact of Perinatal Depression Treatment on Child Developmental Outcomes

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2019

Innovative partnership to target antimalarial subsidies in the retail sector

ResearchBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2019

Fluoride and human health: Assessing novel biomarkers in detecting bone disorder

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2017

Reducing Barriers to Mental Health Task Sharing: Stigma Reduction in Primary Care

Clinical TrialBiostatistician Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2017

Development of Mental Health Treatment for Obstetric Fistula Patients

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2016

Implementing and Evaluating the Impact of a Peer-to-Peer Teaching Model in Kenya

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Innovations for Poverty Action · 2014 - 2015

Implementation Science to Optimize Malaria Vector Control and Disease Management

ResearchBiostatistician Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2015

External Relationships


  • Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm)
  • Medical Research Council, UK
  • The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • wellcome trust

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