Staff: Erin Ellis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Erin Ellis

Erin Ellis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Current Fellow

Cancer Prevention Fellow
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Erin Ellis, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of the Behavioral Research Program. Dr. Ellis' research interests center on health decision making, particularly the interplay between cognitive and affective factors as joint predictors of health behaviors, and the integration of dual process theories of cognition with health decision-making models. Her empirical work involves utilizing innovative experimental methodologies to measure and change affect and emotion in order to elucidate the decision-making mechanisms driving a range of health behaviors, from the behavioral choices contributing to cancer risk through the process of care following an illness diagnosis. Dr. Ellis is also interested in how affect and emotion influence risk perceptions, information processing, and other facets of decision making.

Dr. Ellis earned her doctorate in Community Health and Health Behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds an MS in Higher Education Administration from the University at Rochester and a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Rebecca Ferrer and William Klein.

Current and/or past BRP mentees include Jessica Welch.

Selected Publications and Presentations