Elana Curtis

Elana Curtis, FNZCPHM, MD, MPH, MBChB is a Māori (Te Arawa) public health medicine specialist from Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is an Associate Professor in Māori Health at the University of Auckland and provides academic leadership of Indigenous student recruitment, admission and retention into the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.She has a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) focused on indigenous health workforce development and has been involved in Kaupapa Māori Research investigating Indigenous and ethnic inequities within tertiary and health care contexts including: breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, emergency department care and racism within clinical decision making. A 2004-05 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy, she has multiple international and national awards including the Māori TV Matariki Te Tupu-ā-Rangi Award for Health and Science, the LIMELite Award for Excellence in Indigenous Health Education Research (Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education) and the Ako Aotearoa National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (Kaupapa Māori Category).