Elvan (Ellie) Daniels, MD, MPH, is the senior scientific director for Clinical and Cancer Control Research at the American Cancer Society Global Headquarters. In this role she oversees research program development, pre-application management, peer review and grant management in the areas of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, access to care, cancer treatment, palliative care and survivorship. Research reviewed in her program includes psychosocial and behavioral research, implementation and dissemination science, community-based participatory and practice-based research, clinical trials and health equity research.
Dr. Daniels is a family physician who completed medical school at Wayne State University and residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ghent Family Practice. She later completed a clinical research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina and Master of Public Health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Dr Daniels is a former federally qualified health center medical director and women’s wellness center director. During her tenure at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Daniels was the research director for the Southeast Regional Clinician’s Network (SERCN) Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), an all federally-qualified health center (FQHC) PRBN, co-leader for the Research Training and Career Development Core of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Partnership and a lead mentor for medical student learning communities.