Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis

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IBio Behavioral Health (H206)
6135 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

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Deborah A. Ellis, Ph.D. is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Director for the Division of Behavioral Sciences. A pediatric psychologist by training, her research focuses upon developing behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes among adolescents with chronic medical conditions such as type 1 diabetes. Her work also focuses on developing culturally competent interventions for youth of color and their families. She currently serves as director of the Community Engagement Core of the NIMHD-funded P50 ACHIEVE Greater Center, which aims to reduce cardiometabolic health disparities among Black adults and associated lifespan inequality. Her research has been published in top-tier journals such as Diabetes Care, Pediatrics and Health Psychology and she has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 20 years.

Please see Dr. Ellis' CV

Education Training

Ph.D., Child/Family Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University
Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital of Michigan

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