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.
Ellen Bassuk, M.D.
Samples of Ellen’s Work
- Peer-Delivered Recovery Support Services for Addictions in the United States: A Systematic Review by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Justine Hanson, R. Neil Greene, and Molly K. Richard as well as Alexandre Laudet was published in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in January 2016.
- Developing an Instrument to Measure Organizational Trauma-Informed Care in Human Services: The TICOMETER by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Kristen Paquette, and Molly K. Richard as well as George J. Unick was published in the Psychology of Violence in January 2016.
- The Prevalence of Mental Illness in Homeless Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk and Molly K. Richard as well as Alexander Tsertsvadze was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in February 2015.
- Family Homelessness Podcast: C4’s Dr. Ellen Bassuk and Jeff Olivet discuss the complexities of family homelessness.