Elizabeth Abbott, MPH

Liz joined CCIC in October 2013 and works to manage programs and partnerships that contribute to CCIC’s mission. Liz holds a BS in International Business and Management from the University of South Carolina and completed her MPH at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH). Her research at the CSPH focused on immunization decisions and vaccine safety, and she collaborated with the Center for Global Health and Pan American Health Organization on a vaccine safety training curriculum targeting healthcare workers in the Region of the Americas. Prior to completing her MPH, Liz had many years of experience in marketing and managing adult education programs. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and exploring the Colorado outdoors with a love for skiing, hiking and biking.

Favorite Movie/Book: Little Women, Motorcycle Diaries

Personal Hero: My Mom

Hometown Fun Fact: Indiana, PA claims the title of “Christmas Tree Capital of the World” and is Jimmy Stewart’s hometown. It also sits next to Punxsutawney, home of Phil the Groundhog.

Favorite Thing to Do in Colorado: Winter: skiing to a hut where I’m rewarded with a fire, glass of wine, and mountain views

Why Vaccinate:
I’m a survivor of Hib meningitis which I acquired prior to vaccine introduction as an infant. I was in a coma for three days, and no one should have to go through what my parents experienced now that we have an effective vaccine as we do for so many preventable diseases. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to be protected while traveling internationally!