Elizabeth Ivy Harrison, MD, MS

  • Resident, PGY4

Elizabeth Ivy Harrison, MD, MS, is a rising PGY-3 Child Neurology Resident at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Prior to beginning her residency, Harrison completed an MD/MS dual degree at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Data Science. Her capstone project was to help build a machine learning model for predicting near-term mortality in cirrhosis patients hospitalized at the University of Virginia Health System. Since then, she has published and presented multiple projects with data that were analyzed using machine learning techniques. She is eager to apply her experience in clinical data science research to the field of pediatric neurology as she progresses through her residency and was recently awarded an American Academy of Neurology grant to complete a study of her own design involving Natural Language Processing.

Harrison's undergraduate degree was in Political Science with minors in Music and Law. Her honors thesis analyzed and compared multiple states' health insurance coverage policies for therapies used to help children with autism. In medical school, she continued to foster her interest in the fine and liberal arts as an Edward W. Hook Scholar in Humanities and Ethics. Combining her longtime passion for music and her newfound interest in neurology, she focused her scholarly work on researching the effects that various forms of music have on the brain. In residency, she has helped to run an annual Narrative Medicine mini-elective for University of Pittsburgh pre-clinical medical students. Going forward, she hopes to stay active in the medical humanities, in addition to her data science neurology research.

Resident Biographical Details


Charlottesville, VA

College or Medical School

University of Richmond and University of Virginia Medical School

Selected Publications