Elizabeth J Hisle-Gorman


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Effects of Military Life on Children
Family Violence
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2008 Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work Baltimore, Maryland Dissertation: Resilience in Young Adults: An Assessment of Individual, Family, and Community Level Protective Factors
1997 M.S.W. George Warren Brown School of Social Work - Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
1993 A.B. Georgetown University Washington, District of Columbia Majors: Psychology and History


Dr. Hisle-Gorman began her career as a social worker working in neighborhood development efforts to support and strengthen families to prevent family violence and overcome hardship. However a move to a military town with her active duty military husband, and her work with child protection in military families re-focused her interest to working with military families. Since completing her Ph.D. she has taught and worked in community development, but moved to USUHS to better explore the effects of military life on children. Her research interests are focused the impact of past military deployment on military children, effects of family violence on pediatric health and mental health, and healthcare usage trends in military pediatrics. However she has also worked on projects examining autism in children, indicators of immunization completion, neonatal health, and the effects of medications on children. Dr. Hisle-Gorman has significant experience working with the Military Health system Data Repository and conducting retrospective research studies on military children using the MDR. Dr. Hisle-Gorman most enjoys mentoring medical students and residents on research projects teaching them the research process on an individual basis.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Co-Investigator: Leveraging Big-Data & Adversomics to Improve Adolescent & Young Adult Immunization Compliance, 2017-2018

Co-Investigator: Epidemiologic Associations of Autism, Congressional Directed Medical Research Program, 2012-2015

E Hisle-Gorman, D Harrington, CM Nylund, KP Tercyak, BJ Anthony, GH Gorman. Impact of Parents’ Wartime Military Deployment and Injury on Young Children’s Safety and Mental Health. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015; 54:294-301

E Hisle-Gorman, M Eide, E Coll, GH Gorman. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Medication Use during Parental Military Deployments. Mil Med. 2014 May; 179(5):573-8. PMID: 24806504

GH Gorman, M Eide, E Hisle-Gorman. (2010) Wartime Military Deployment and Increased Pediatric Mental and Behavioral health Complaints. Pediatrics, 126 (6) 1058-1066.


E Hisle-Gorman, S Zuravin. (2006) Teaching social work research: A comparison of web-based and in-class lecture methods. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 24(4) 77-92.

K Shedlock, A Susi, GH Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman, CR Erdie-Lalena, CM Nylund. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Metabolic Complications of Obesity. J Pediatr. 2016 Aug 31. PMID 27592097

TA Heifert, A Susi, E Hisle-Gorman, CR Erdie-Lalena, G Gorman, SB Min, CM Nylund. Feeding Disorders in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Are Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jun 8. PMID: 2727643

DJ Adams, A Susi, CR Erdie-Lalena, G Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman, M Rajnik, M Elrod, CM Nylund. Otitis Media and Related Complications among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jan 6. PMID 26739355

M Elrod, CM Nylund, A Susie, GH Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman, C Erdie-Lalena. Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders and Related Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 37 (5) 377-84. PMID 26982246

L Lozada, C Nylund, GH Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman, C Erdie-Lalena, D Kuehn. Association of Autism Spectrum Disorders with Neonatal Hyperbilirumbinemia. Global Pediatric Health 2015 2:1-5

AR Pavey, GH Gorman, D Kuehn, TA Stokes, E Hisle-Gorman. Intimate Partner Violence Increases Adverse Outcomes at Birth and in Early Infancy. J Pediatr. 2014 Aug 12. pii: S0022-3476(14)00612-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.06.060. PMID: 25128162

C McKeown, C Nylund, M Eide, GH Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman. Association of Constipation and Fecal Incontinence with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pediatrics 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1210-5

M Eide, GH Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman. (2010) Effects of Parental Military Deployment on Pediatric Outpatient and Well-Child Visit Rates. Pediatrics, 125(7) 22-27.