Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis specializes in designing and implementing maternal child health initiatives, continuous quality improvement (CQI), team building, organizational development, and capacity building. She has extensive experience strategically building consensus and managing complex partnerships and initiatives.
In her leadership of EDC’s Home Visiting Performance Measurement and CQI Technical Assistance Center and Home Visiting - Improvement Action Center Team, she oversees the technical support to 56 states and territories implementing Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs. She is the lead faculty for the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation (CoIIN) Breastfeeding Collaborative.
Prior to joining EDC, Fitzgerald Lewis led an Infant Mortality CoIIN, which included developing and executing a national strategy to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes across 59 participating states and U.S. territories. She has also led state and local initiatives to improve breastfeeding outcomes among high-risk communities.
She holds a DrPH with a focus on Infant Early Childhood Health from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.