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Alan R. Ellis, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work
North Carolina State University
CB 7639, 1911 Building
Raleigh, NC 27695-7639

Tel: +1 (919) 515-9303
Fax: +1 (919) 515-4403

Greetings.  I came to NC State in July 2014 after 17 years at UNC-Chapel Hill, where I focused most of my energy on health services research.  At the NC State Department of Social Work, I enjoy teaching program evaluation and pursuing the following research interests:
  • Child mental health and well-being
  • Methods for comparative effectiveness research (e.g., propensity scores, disease risk scores)
  • Methods for stakeholder engagement (e.g., prioritization, discrete choice analysis)
  • Social work education
One current project is a systematic review of literature on psychotropic medication use in children.  The goal is to describe current knowledge about rates and predictors of psychotropic medication use.  In another current project, we are examining the distribution and use of psychiatric beds in North Carolina.

I've started a small collection of propensity scoring resources. For access, click here.

For more information, please follow the above links to examine the project descriptions, take a look at my CV, and/or contact me.