Shellie Ellis, M.A., Ph.D., is a health services researcher and implementation scientist, serving as this year’s AcademyHealth Visiting Scholar to the National Cancer Institute Healthcare Delivery Research Program. She is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas, an alumni of the NCI-funded Mentored Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC) fellowship program, and a founding member of the editorial board of the international journal Implementation Science Communications. Dr. Ellis’ work focuses on understanding and guiding the adoption of evidence-based cancer innovations by cancer specialty providers, particularly those practicing in urologic, non-academic, and rural settings. Throughout her career she has studied the policy and provider influences on accrual to cancer research, culminating in her work at NCI to understand rural NCORP practices’ participation in cancer care delivery research. She is currently principal investigator of a multi-modal intervention testing implementation strategies to increase community urologists’ referral of cancer patients to clinical trial eligibility screening and an NIGMS-funded P20 sub-project to understand determinants of community oncologists’ use of precision medicine in cancer treatment. Dr. Ellis has graduate training in medical anthropology and health services research and 20 years of experience implementing evidence-based research in practice, implementing both screening and treatment interventions in a variety of primary and specialty settings, spanning federally qualified health centers, hospital-owned outpatient clinics and private practices in rural, urban and suburban settings.
Shellie Ellis, 2019-20 NCI/AcademyHealth Visiting Scholar, describes rural cancer care providers’ participation in cancer care delivery research.