Amelia E. Van Pelt, PhD, MPH, is a postdoctoral fellow in Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds additional appointments as an Associate Scholar in the Penn Center for Global Health and at the Center for Public Health Initiatives.
Dr. Van Pelt holds a BA in Spanish & Global Health, Culture, and Society, a certificate in Leadership, and a MPH in Global Health from Emory University as well as a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee Award.
She has experience in research and applied work in Latin America and Africa, as well as surveillance on a global scale. Her skills extend from laboratory sciences to statistical analyses, and she has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams in academic, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Her research interests include global health, infectious diseases, and outbreak response. She is building a research program at the intersection of epidemiology and implementation science in resource-limited settings. Specifically, she aims to collaborate with stakeholders to increase the uptake of evidence-based practices for infectious diseases in humanitarian emergencies.