Gloria Ellis, MD, MPH, MS, RN
Dr. Ellis has been a member of the health and mental health service provider community, inclusive of nursing, medicine and health education, for many years. She is one of the founding members of The Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York. Additionally she is a long time active member of The Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc and has the honor of having been a Board Member, an Officer, and a bank signor for the organization. Dr. Ellis is also a member of the New York Ethical Society Social Service Board as a representative of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York. She is also an supporter of the of the New Federal Theater, a fifty year old organization which brings the cultures of African Americans and people of color to the stage. Dr. Ellis is currently a Candidate in the postdoctoral psychoanalytic training program of New York University.
Dr. Ellis has been practicing community psychiatry for more than twenty five years. A former psychiatric nurse and health planner, she later earned her MD from and completed a psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Since the completion of her residency she has provided psychiatric services in various community settings in Philadelphia and New York City, inclusive of academia, community hospitals, the infamous Riker’s Island, homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs and substance use programs. She recently served as a team psychiatrist with the highly recognized NYC-Health & Hospitals Intimate Partner Violence Program. Trauma and immigration focused services included diagnostic evaluations and treatment to individuals in need as well as collateral consultations and mental health training to the legal and social services partners on topics such as basic mental health concepts, posttraumatic stress disorder and complex trauma.
Dr. Ellis is currently a consultant to the NYTC substance abuse community providing a range of coordinated services to individuals in need. Additionally she currently maintains a private practice in New York City in which she cares for the mental health needs of individuals seeking independent consultative services. Her clinical interests include, but are not limited to, the treatment of substance use disorders, clinical depression and anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and complex trauma, and women’s health issues. During her free time she enjoys cooking, seeing plays and movies, jogging and playing tennis, listening to a wide range of music, and learning to speak Spanish.