Elaine Lowery, JD, MSPH
Senior Public Health Advisor, Task Force for Global Health, Inc.
Instructor, University of Colorado Denver
I began my professional career as a municipal finance attorney after I received a JD from Emory University in Atlanta. After practicing law for 14 years, I went back to further my education with a MA (Social Psychology) and an MSPH, both from the University of Colorado. I finally found my true calling and have been involved in childhood immunizations since 1996, beginning with a position as project manager for a CDC grant at the University of Colorado undertaken to demonstrate methods to improve childhood immunization rates. Working on the grant gave me first hand experience with the issues health care providers face in delivering and tracking immunizations and also served as the pilot for the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS), the statewide immunization information system (IIS). At the conclusion of the grant, I started my own consulting business, specializing in IIS policy and development of standards for IIS operations.
I have been on the Board for the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition since 2002 and have been on the CCIC Policy Committee for much of that time. I have also been an active member of the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) for 15 years, serving on the AIRA Board of Directors for two years. I have served as the Co-Chair of the AIRA Modeling Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup (MIROW) committee since 2006 and lead efforts to evaluate the MIROW “best practices” guidelines.
Favorite Book/Movie: Bladerunner, the Final Cut
Personal Hero: My grandmother
Hometown Fun Fact: There are more dogs than people!
Favorite Thing To Do in Colorado: I love to bike and hike.
Why Vaccinate: Vaccines are safe and effective and one of the best ways we can protect our kids and those around them.