Elena Kaltsas, MA
Elena Kaltsas, MA
Coordinator, Investigator Development Team
In July of 2018, Ms. Elena Kaltsas relocated from Ann Arbor, Michigan to accept a position with the UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she served two and a half years in the role of Academic Program Management Officer for the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research. While there, she led oversight and management of center operations while providing leadership and support to research staff across six clinical trial projects focused on eating disorder and obesity studies. Before relocating to San Diego, Ms. Kaltsas served in various leadership roles at the University of Michigan’s (UM) School of Public Health. Her contributions centered the development, implementation, and management of culturally tailored, community based clinical trial projects, addressing cardiac disease, asthma, chronic pain, and obesity.
Ms. Kaltsas is highly committed to redress and mitigation of structural inequities lending to chronic disease disparities through multi-disciplinary approaches focused on collective impact. Also interested in implementation and evaluation science, Ms. Kaltsas led translational research efforts for the Accelerating Impact Project (AIP), a study evaluating key accelerators and decelerators of EBI uptake within education, business, government, and healthcare settings throughout the U.S. during while at UM. Ms. Kaltsas possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Arts from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is excited to join the SDSU HealthLINK Center as the Coordinator of the Investigator Development Team, where she manages day-to-day operations related to pilot project program management and works closely with other team Co-Leaders and Coordinators to coordinate pilot project and career enhancement activities within the context of the Center.
See Ms. Kaltsas’s profile for details on publications and projects.