Faculty Expert Profile

Elizabeth Stuart

  • Bloomberg Professor of American Health
  • Executive Vice Dean For Academic Affairs


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Bloomberg American Health Initiative
  • Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
  • Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
  • Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research
  • Hopkins Population Center

Elizabeth A. Stuart is Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in the departments of Biostatistics and Health Policy and Management, and Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Bloomberg School. She received her PhD in statistics from Harvard University. Stuart is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Stuart is an international leader in developing and communicating methods for estimating the causal effects of programs and policies. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and taught extensively on propensity score methods and generalizing treatment effect estimates to target populations. More broadly, she has been extensively involved in communicating the value of evidence and balancing rigor and relevance of evidence to general audiences.

Her primary areas of application include mental health, substance use, violence, and policy evaluation. She also has expertise in the behavioral consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with respect to education and mental health.

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