Dr. Ellen’s research focuses on community-based health initiatives, especially structural changes to impact asthma, obesity and infant mortality. He was previously the leader of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Intervention, serving as principal investigator for Connect to Protect®, a community coalition-based program.
His past research focused on preventing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, in adolescents and the structural and environmental factors associated with disease transmission, and he received more than $25 million in research awards from the CDC, NIH and other agencies.
Chutuape KS, Muyeed AZ, Willard N, Greenberg L, Ellen JM; the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. "Adding to the HIV Prevention Portfolio - the Achievement of Structural Changes by 13 Connect to Protect® Coalitions." Glob J Community Psychol Pract. 2014;5(2):1-8.
Lee L, Rand CS, Ellen JM, Agwu AL. "Further thoughts on starting antiretroviral therapy: a response to ball." J Adolesc Health. 2015 Feb;56(2):254. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.11.006.
Ellen JM, Greenberg L, Willard N, Stines S, Korelitz J, Boyer CB; and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. "Cross-sectional survey comparing HIV risk behaviours of adolescent and young adult men who have sex with men only and men who have sex with men and women in the US and Puerto Rico." Sex Transm Infect. 2015 Jan 13.
Ellen JM, Greenberg L, Willard N, Korelitz J, Kapogiannis BG, Monte D, Boyer CB, Harper GW, Henry-Reid LM, Friedman LB, Gonin R. "Evaluation of the Effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Related Structural Interventions: The Connect to Protect Project." JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Jan 12. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3010. [Epub ahead of print]
Decker MR, Rodney R, Chung SE, Jennings JM, Ellen JM, Sherman SG. "HIV testing among youth in a high-risk city: prevalence, predictors, and gender differences." AIDS Care. 2014 Dec 12:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]