Biography at time of Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship: Ann Elrington, M.D., Ph.D., was most recently chief medical officer and senior vice president at Detroit Community Health Connection in Detroit, Mich. She practices obstetrics and gynecology and is an attending physician at the Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Elrington works on developing and implementing public health policies and strategies to achieve equity in birth outcomes and the health and wellness of African-American women. She has presented before the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (HRSA).
Dr. Elrington consults in maternal and child health for the Pan American Health Organization. She is the past dean of academic affairs at the University College of Belize (1990–1992) and a former lecturer/coordinator in applied sciences at the Belize College of Arts, Science & Technology (1982–1985). As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Elrington pursued a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Mich. and participated in Harvard's Medical School Visiting Clerkship Program. Dr. Elrington completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Hutzel Women's Hospital at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.