Deborah A. Ellis, PhD

Wayne State University School of Medicine; Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences

Deborah Ellis Headshot

Dr. Ellis is a Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University 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. Dr. Ellis received her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on developing behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes among minority adolescents with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and HIV. She is particularly interested in the treatment fidelity and improving processes related to the training of interventionists, including community health workers. 

Current Research Interests Include:

  • Family-based interventions for adolescents
  • Implementation science (translation of evidence-based interventions to real-world settings)
  • SMART trial design 
  • Treatment fidelity measurement
  • Research ethics 


Email | Phone: (313)-577-1055

Research Areas: Family Health, Dissemination and Implementation Science, Ethics,

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