Elle Lett

Elle Lett, MBiostat, MA, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Elle Lett is a Black, transgender woman, statistician-epidemiologist and physician-in training. Through her work, she applies the theory and principles of Black feminism to understanding the health impacts of systemic racism, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination on oppressed groups in the United States. She holds a PhD in epidemiology, and master’s degrees in Statistics and Biostatistics. To date, her work has focused on intersectional approaches to transgender health and the health impacts of systemic racism, as demonstrated by state-sanctioned violence. Now, she is turning her focus to algorithmic fairness in clinical prediction models and mitigating systems of inequity in health services provision.

https://ldi.upenn.edu/fellows/fellows-directory/elle-lett-mbiostat/

(photo credit: Hannah Yoon)