Scarlett Ellis is research study supervisor of education and recruitment with the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. She manages the day-to-day operations and executions of internal and community outreach and retention efforts for the center's patient-oriented and epidemiology research cores, including the Rush Memory Clinic Data Repository. She also develops and monitors enrollment initiatives and oversees recruitment for studies conducted by the Rush College of Nursing and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), among other institutions. Ellis is a member of the Clinical Research Working Group for the Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN), a consortium of academic health systems and other partners working to develop, test and implement strategies to improve care for diverse residents in the Chicago region.
Prior to coming to Rush, Scarlett worked on several tuberculosis and pediatric asthma epidemiologic studies at the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. She also served as a research specialist at UIC's Department of Disability and Human Development, developing and pilot testing a health behavior coaching intervention for adolescents with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and spinal cord injury at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Chicago.
Scarlett is a biological sciences graduate of DePaul University and has been with the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center since 2009.