2012 Higher Education Risk Management Conference - Speakers Biography
Elizabeth Frenzel, MD, MPH
Director, Employee Health & Well-being Department
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Elizabeth Frenzel, MD, MPH is the Director of Employee Health and Well-being at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health. She is responsible for oversight and direction of Employee Health, which provides comprehensive services to the institution’s 18,000+ employees including work-related injury care and workers’ compensation case management, the large-scale employee influenza vaccination and TB screening programs, preplacement exams and drug testing at time of hire, and medical surveillance programs.
Elizabeth has authored more than 20 abstracts covering a broad range of occupational health topics including the importance of 2-step TB screening in newly employed health care workers (HCW), as well as effective strategies to improve influenza vaccination rates in HCW. She has focused on innovative program design and real world implementation to enhance delivery of occupational health services, drive best practices and support the goal of a health care environment.
Dr. Frenzel received a BS in Zoology from Duke University and her MD degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She completed Occupational and Environmental Medicine residency training at the UT Health Science Center in Houston, and received a MPH in Occupational Health from the UT School of Public Health. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, with a specialty in Occupational Medicine.