Dr. Ellis joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) College of Nursing in 2015 She was previously on the faculty of Columbia College of Nursing. Dr. Ellis is a certified Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. Prior to teaching, she held roles in long term care and health system leadership. She has served on the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
She has taught courses on cultural diversity in health care, nursing leadership and gerontological nursing and end of life care. Her area of research focuses on health improvement in African American older adults in central city churches.
Ph D Nursing University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Wisconsin
Awards & Honors
Medication Self-Management in African American Older Women 120 African American low-income women, community-dwelling with chronic disease. Studying the relationship between medical mistrust, caregiver role strain and medication regimen and medication self-management behaviors with self-efficacy and goal congruence as mediators Dr. Christine Kovach,
Secondary Analysis of Medication Management in African American clients of a Community Nursing Center Ellis, Julie, Taani, Murad H
The meaning of medication self-management to African American older women Qualitative interviews Content Analysis Ellis, Julie
Contracts & Grants
Kwak, J., and Ellis, Julie L. “Factors related to advance care planning among older African American women: Age, medication, and acute care visits.” Palliative & Supportive Care.
Ellis, J. L., Kovach, Christine R., Fendrich, Michael, Olutokun, O., Baldwin, V., Ke, W., and Nichols, B. “Factors related to medication self-management in African American older women.” Research in Gerontological Nursing
12.2 (2019): 71-79.