Ellie Graeden, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor

Dr. Ellie Graeden is an Associate Research Professor with the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security and the CEO of Talus Analytics. She earned her undergraduate degree in microbiology from Oregon State University and her doctorate in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Dr. Graeden leads an interdisciplinary research and development team that applies data analysis, modeling, and visualization to solve challenging problems at the intersection of policy, science, and strategy.

Dr. Graeden has applied her expertise to developing quantitative approaches for global-scale decision making. With an emphasis on applying the best available data to decision making during emergencies, she has led projects in support of FEMA and the White House National Security Council to coordinate data-driven decision making for public health emergencies and other hazards. In addition, Dr. Graeden helped lead a team developing tools to collate and analyze data on the investments in global health security, the results of which were presented at the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts and used to inform costing estimates for the Global Fund and the G20.

Most recently, Dr. Graeden and her team have worked with CDC and states to develop platforms for health care visibility, vaccination coverage, and response efforts for influenza and now COVID. In collaboration with NTI and the team at Georgetown, Dr. Graeden co-leads an on-going effort developing a comprehensive inventory of policies implemented to mitigate COVID-19 and model the impact of those policies.