Dr. Ann Gillet-Elrington earned her MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hutzel Women’s Hospital/ the Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Gillett-Elrington was an attending physician at the Detroit Medical Center, and the Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President of Detroit Community Health Connection. This 6-site federally qualified health center delivers preventive and primary medical care, oral, HIV/AIDS, behavioral and mental healthcare services. Her purview addressed accreditation, systems based practice, health disparities, collective impact, and continuous quality improvement. Dr. Gillett-Elrington was instrumental in transforming her organization into a translational research and teaching health center and served as site-preceptor for several residency programs in Michigan. She has presented before the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (HRSA) on perinatal and patient safety initiatives, as well as several other conferences. She was a Maternal and Child Health consultant to the Pan American Health Organization.
Prior to earning her doctor of medicine degree, Dr. Gillett-Elrington obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the deactivation of mustard via micellar microemulsions. She also served as the science & technology advisor to the Government of Belize within the Caribbean Community, CARICOM.
Prior to joining the Department of Clinical Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine, she completed the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School and received an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently the director for Reproductive System Modules 1 & 2. Dr. Gillett-Elrington considers her academic appointment a return to her roots as an educator, having previously served as the Dean of Academic Affairs at the University College of Belize while lecturing in applied sciences. She embraces her RUSM tenure as a unique opportunity to train and mentor physicians for the future. Her research interests include learning and knowledge systems, maternal safety, prematurity prevention and the development and implementation of public health policies towards sustainable development. She currently serves as faculty advisor to the Salybia Mission Project student association, the Association of Women’s Surgeons and the Obstetrics & Gynecology Student Interest Group.