Katrina Ellis, PhD, MPH, MSW

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

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Dr. Katrina R. Ellis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work.  She received her PhD in Health Behavior Health Education at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, a dual MPH and MSW from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health and School of Social

Work, and a BA in Secondary Education/Art from Dillard University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Cancer Health Disparities Training Program (Department of Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health), the Center for Health Equity Research (Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine) and Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ellis’ interests include family health interventions, cancer survivorship, racial and ethnic disparities in health, and family management of chronic health conditions. An overarching goal of her research is to support the health of families facing multiple, coexisting illnesses, with a specific focus on African Americans. Her current research focuses on the design and implementation of interventions to support the quality of life and healthy lifestyle and coping behaviors of cancer survivors, caregivers and family members.


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Research Areas: Family Health, Cancer, Race & Ethnicity, Health Disparities, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease,

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