Ellen L. Bassuk, MD

Ellen Bassuk, M.D.

Ellen is C4’s Founder/Senior Technical Advisor. A pioneer in documenting the causes and consequences of family homelessness, Ellen has given a voice to homeless children and families for over 30 years. As a clinical researcher, she has investigated the connections among poverty, homelessness, trauma, and mental illness, and developed solutions to preventing and ending homelessness. Ellen is a board certified psychiatrist who served as Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School for more than 30 years. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University, her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, and an Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Northeastern University. Ellen served as Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Samples of Ellen’s Work