Elissa Ozanne, PhD

Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, The Univ. of Utah Elissa Ozanne

Elissa holds a bachelor's in biological sciences, a master's degree in engineering economic systems, and a doctorate in management science and engineering specializing in decision analysis and risk analysis from Stanford University. Prior to joining the Institute, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Ozanne also has experience working with leading biotechnology companies in the California Bay Area including Entelos, Inc. and Pharsight, Inc. She completed a fellowship with the ITA's Program for Cancer Outcomes Research Training (PCORT) in 2005. Dr. Ozannne was a Senior Scientist at the ITA and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School before becoming an Associate Professor UCSF Medical Center in 2011. She was an Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice from 2013-2016. She joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2016.

Her research focuses on breast cancer decision-making including clinical decision aids, risk communication methods, cost-effectiveness and risk modeling, and the development of decision quality measures.


  • Yachimski, P., Wani, S., Givens, T., Howard, E., Higginbotham, T., Price, A., Berman, K., Hosford, L., Katcher, P. M., Ozanne, E., Perzan, K. & Hur, C. (2015). Preference of Endoscopic Ablation Over Medical Prevention of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma by Patients with Barrett's Esophagus.. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 13(1), 84-90. [Online version]
  • Ozanne, E., Howe, R., Omer, Z. & Esserman, L. J. (2014). Development of a personalized decision aid for breast cancer risk reduction and management.. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 14, 4. [Online version]
  • Omer, Z., Hwang, E. S., Esserman, L. J., Howe, R. & Ozanne, E. (2013). Impact of ductal carcinoma in situ terminology on patient treatment preferences.. JAMA Intern Med, 173(19), 1830-1831. [Online version]
  • Ozanne, E., O'Connell, A., Bouzan, C., Bosinoff, P., Rourke, T., Dowd, D., Drohan, B., Millham, F., Griffin, P., Halpern, E. F., Semine, A. & Hughes, K. S. (2012). Bias in the reporting of family history: implications for clinical care.. J Genet Couns, 21(4), 547-556. [Online version]
  • Lowry, K., Lee, J., Kong, C. Y., McMahon, P. M., Gilmore, M., Chubiz, J. C., Pisano, E. D., Gatsonis, C., Ryan, P. D., Ozanne, E. & Gazelle, G. S. (2012). Annual screening strategies in BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation carriers: a comparative effectiveness analysis. Cancer, 118(8), 2021-30. [Online version]