Ellie Graeden, Ph.D., is a Research Professor with the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security. Dr. Graeden spent the last decade establishing and leading a private company, Talus Analytics, in designing and building data products to solve challenging problems at the intersection of policy, science, and strategy. She now leads the health intelligence research pillar at the Center, including a team of data scientists, where she uses data architecture and engineering to address challenges in global data sharing for health response and investment.
She has extensive experience developing quantitative approaches for global-scale decision making. With an emphasis on applying the best available data to decision-making during emergencies, she has led projects in support of the Federal government to coordinate data-driven decision-making for public health emergencies and other hazards. In addition, Dr. Graeden helped lead a team developing tools to collate and analyze data on the investments in global health security, the results of which were presented at the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts and used to inform costing estimates for the Global Fund and the G20. These tools, developed in collaboration with partners across the Center, are available at ghsidea.org. Also available as part of GHS IDEA, Dr. Graeden has designed and developed data systems to collect and analyze health security policy data in the context of HIV and COVID-19.
In addition, Dr. Graeden has led efforts with CDC and states to develop data platforms for health care visibility, vaccination coverage, and response efforts for influenza and COVID. Dr. Graeden earned her undergraduate degree in microbiology from Oregon State University and her doctorate in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).