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Deborah Ellis, Ph.D.
Title
Professor, Full-time
Phone
313-577-1055

6135 Woodward
iBio Building

Biography

Deborah A. Ellis, Ph.D. is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in the Wayne State University School of Medicine. A pediatric psychologist by training, her research focuses upon developing behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes among minority adolescents with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and HIV. A particular interest is in the area of treatment fidelity and improving processes related to the training of interventionists, including community health workers. Her research has been published in top-tier journals such as Diabetes Care, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology and she has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 15 years. She has mentored numerous junior faculty, including recipients of NIH diversity supplements and K awardees. The quality of her teaching and mentoring has been acknowledged by two teaching awards from the WSU School of Medicine. She is also chair of the WSU B3 Institutional Review Board and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, regional and international funding agencies.

Publications

Dr. Ellis' publications and current grants coming soon.

Education Training

Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years

CHM Department of Child Psychiatry, Predoctoral Internship Program

Honors Thesis Advisor, PSY 4991

CHM Department of Child Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychology Lecture Series

Education

1983-1987 BA with honors Psychology
University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan

1987-1990 MA Child/Family Clinical Psychology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1990-1993 Ph.D. Child/Family Clinical Psychology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Faculty Appointments

1995-2003
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Clinician-Educator Track (non-tenure track)
Hospital of Michigan

2003-2006
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Research -Educator Track (tenure track)

2006-2008
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Research -Educator Track (tenure track)

2008-present
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine