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Elizabeth Parra Dang

Elizabeth Parra Dang, M.P.H.

Behavioral Scientist
Health Communication and Research Translation Team
Infant Outcomes Monitoring, Research, and Prevention Branch
Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS S106-3
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (404) 498-3947
Email: edang@cdc.gov

Biographical Summary

Elizabeth Parra Dang, M.P.H., has been a behavioral scientist with the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities since 2001. During her time with the Center, Ms. Dang has worked primarily in the area of prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) with the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team, later expanded to the Prenatal Alcohol, Opioid, and Substance Exposure Team within the Infant Outcomes Monitoring, Research, and Prevention Branch. Ms. Dang has served as the technical monitor/project officer for various efforts involving the prevention of FASDs through health education, health communication, and program implementation and evaluation. Since October 2019, Ms. Dang is a member of the Health Communication and Research Translation Team which works across the Branch to provide leadership on communication, policy, and research translation. Ms. Dang previously worked in CDC’s National Immunization Program, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and with the Indian Health Service in the area of injury prevention and surveillance. Ms. Dang received a BA in psychology from Oglethorpe University and an MPH in behavioral science and health education from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.