Elise M. Beltrami received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin in 1992 and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1995 before coming to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pursue training in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS).
Following EIS, she served as a medical officer for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion from 1997 to 2001. In 2002, she received her Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from Emory University in Atlanta. She completed a residency in preventive medicine at CDC and then served as the director of the Health Assessment and Promotion unit of the DeKalb County Board of Health from 2003 to 2005.
She rejoined the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in 2005, where she served as the Prevention Team Leader (2005-2008) and Associate Director for Science (2008-2010). Since 2010, she has been the Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science for the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Beltrami has two daughters at AGS, Katherine and Margaret, in the class of 2023.