• education BA (Sociology, History & Global Studies), University of Minnesota
    MA (Sociology), University of Notre Dame
    PhD (Sociology), University of Notre Dame

Practice and scholarly focus

Dr. Childs teaches in the Research Department and is a researcher in the Health Law, Policy and Management department at the Boston University School of Public Health. Ellen has experience using a variety of research methods, from statistical methodologies to experiments, ethnography, and interview data analysis. Ellen’s current research involves examining the role of care facilitators/navigators in clinical settings to improve access to care, and reducing disparities for young children with asthma.


SR 743 Introduction to Social Work Research

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