Ellen L. Bassuk, MD

Ellen Bassuk, M.D.

Ellen, Founder and Senior Technical Advisor at the Center for Social Innovation, is a pioneer in documenting the causes and consequences of family homelessness. She 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 also served as Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. She received a M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, a B.A. from Brandeis University, and an Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Northeastern University.

Samples of Ellen’s Work