Shellie D. Ellis, PhD, MA
PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MA, Wake Forest University
Dr. Ellis received a PhD in Health Policy & Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's Degree in Anthropology from Wake Forest University, and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. She has been involved in a wide range of public health research over the last 20 years before joining the University of Kansas faculty in 2014.
Dr. Ellis uses both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to improve the quality of cancer care delivery. Recent qualitative research focuses on successful implementation of survivorship care plans and electronic interventions to improve patient adherence to colorectal cancer screening. Other recent research using large databases focuses on state policies affecting cancer clinical trial enrollment, disparities in prostate cancer treatment, overuse of non-recommended cancer therapies, adoption of new treatment technologies, and the quality of cancer care.
Her current research focuses on physician decision making and how health care policies and reimbursement influence treatment decisions.