Faculty Research

The Ph.D. program faculty in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are composed experienced researchers scholars and clinicians drawn from a wide variety of health professions and social science fields. We will be updating this page to include brief descriptions of our faculty research.

Brooke Ellison, PhD is an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University. Dr. Ellison received her undergraduate degree in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University in 2000, followed by her Master Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2004. After running for New York State Senate in 2006, Dr. Ellison completed her PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University in 2012. A policy and ethics expert in stem cell research for over 15 years, Brooke has been committed to changing the perception of life-saving science. From 2007-2014, Brooke served on the Empire State Stem Cell Board, which designed New York State’s stem cell policy. As a faculty member at Stony Brook University, Brooke is the Interim Program Director of the PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and codirector of the Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management. Brooke has taught classes at the undergraduate, Masters, MD, and PhD levels, and focuses on medical ethics, science ethics, and health policy. Her research focuses on the ethics and policy of science and health care, particularly the intersection of disability and bioethics, and strategies to make healthcare accessible to those most in need.  Brooke also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development, to empower underserved communities.