LEE  ELLINGTON
  • Hunstman Cancer Institute Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Professor, College Of Nursing
801-585-9844

Research Statement

Lee Ellington is a Professor at the College of Nursing, a clinical psychologist, and a Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator. She holds the Robert S. and Beth M. Carter Endowed Chair and is the Director of the Family Caregiving Initiative. Dr. Ellington has an interdisciplinary program of research in family-patient-provider communication. Her primary interest is in meeting the health and well-being needs of family caregivers of advance cancer patients through communication processes.  She is the PI of an R01 Cancer Caregiver Interactions with the Hospice Team: Implications for End of Life and Bereavement Outcomes (RNR016249). She has studied interpersonal health communication in a range of health care contexts, including primary care, genetic counseling, poison control, and hospice home care.  Her focus is on the interpersonal communication mechanisms which predict health and psychosocial adjustment.

Dr. Ellington also Co-Directs the T32 Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Caregiving and End-of-Life Care (T32NR013456) . Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the nursing PhD program. She mentors pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty who have a research interest in family caregiving.

Research Keywords

  • Interpersonal Health Communication
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Family Caregiving
  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Cancer Clinical Genetics Communication

Presentations

  • Reblin, M., Hudson, J., Clayton, MF & Ellington, L. Managing conflict during home hospice nursing visits: Communication between nurses, cancer patients and spouse caregivers. American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. Poster, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Parker-Oliver, DR; Demiris, G; Wallace, A, Clayton, MF, Reblin, M & Ellington, L. Listening Behind Closed Doors: Shared Decision Making Between Hospice Nurses and Cancer Patients and Caregivers. American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. Poster, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Kane, L, Reblin, M., Baucom, BR, Clayton, MF & Ellington; L. Shared understanding: Predicting home hospice nurse-cancer family caregiver communication similarity. American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Towsley G., Ellington, L., Harris, A., Wigdor, N., & Hull, W. (July) Maintaining voice,minimizing bias: Using qualitative methods to produce Me & My Wishes videos. Poster presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 07/2017.
  • Cloyes, K. G., Eaton, J., Kuglin-Jones, A., & Ellington, L. The unseen caregiver. Symposium to be presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress. Presentation, Presented, 07/2017.
  • Hull, W., Mokhtari, T., Ellington, L., Miller, S., & Towsley, G.L. (April) Feasibility and acceptability of Me & My Wishes. A preliminary analysis. Poster presented at the Center on Aging, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Lai, D., Ellington, L., Towsley, G. L., & Berg, C. Expressing the unspoken: Families communicating openly about End of Life. Podium session accepted at the Western Institute of Nursing's 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Xu, J., Kane, L., Warner, E., Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F., Mooney, K., Beck, A., Ellington, L. Clinic Visit Wait Time: Advanced Cancer Patient and Caregiver Discussions. Poster presentation, 2017 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California. Poster, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L. Changes in nurse-caregiver communication in cancer home hospice visits over time. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Reblin, M., Hudson, J., Clayton, M. F. & Ellington, L. Coping with home hospice cancer caregiving: Emotional scaffolding in nurse-caregiver communication. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Canary, H. E., Kapingst, K. A., Ellington, L.... Layne, R. B. Triumphs and trials of moving team research instruction from institutional margins. Symposium, 2017 Convention of the Western States Communication Association. Presentation, Presented, 02/2017.
  • Clayton, M.F., Ellington, L., & Mooney, K. Development of the Medical Appointment Planner. Poster presented at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Xu, J., Yang, M., Wilson, A., Latimer, S., Ellington, L., Terrill, A., . . . Clayton, M; Using network analysis to understand communication patterns in the healthcare triad. In J. Xu (Chair), Strategies for improved communication across the end of life trajectory: A research methods lens. Symposium conducted at the Gerontological Society of America Conference. Additional panelists: Cats, H., Crist, J. D., & Carpenter, B. D. November 16-20, 2016. Submitted for acceptance 03/2016. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Ellington, L., Karnieli-Milera, O., Kroszynski, G., Vetneb, T., Laidsaar-Powell, R., Juraskova, I., & Butow, P. Triadic interaction: Approaches to collection, analysis, and interpretation. All-day workshop to be held at the 14th European Association on Communication in Healthcare. Presentation, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Beck, A. C., Ellington, L., & Mooney, K. Making treatment decisions at end of life in a comprehensive cancer center. Poster/presentation submitted to the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. Poster, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Clayton, M. F., Caserta, M., Lund, D., & Mooney, K. Emotional expression in home hospice cancer care: Implications for caregiver bereavement. Abstract submitted to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. Poster, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Lai, D., Yang, R, Wilson, A, & Ellington, L. Concordance of life sustaining preferences between Asian patients and family surrogates: A systematic literature review. Poster presented at the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Determinants of Health. Poster, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Clayton, M. F.; Hulett, J., Kaur, K.; Reblin, M., Ellington, L., & Xu, J. Supportive hospice nurse—Caregiver communication on the day of patient death. Poster presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: State of the Science Conference, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Beck, A. C., Ellington, L., Mooney, K. Making treatment decisions at end of life in a comprehensive cancer center. Poster presented at the ASCO Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. Presentation, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Reblin, M., Utz, R., Donaldson, G., Caserta, M., Lund, D., Ellington, L., & Mooney, K.. Support characteristics predict spouses' loneliness across 1 year of bereavement. Poster presented at the International Association for Relationship Research conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Poster, Presented, 07/2016.
  • Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L.. Nurse caregiver communication profiles in cancer home hospice visits. In K. Trevino (Chair), Cancer Caregiver Experiences Across the Care Continuum: From Diagnosis through Bereavement. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine: Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/01/2016.
  • Clayton, MF; Ellington, L; Reblin, M; Wilson, A; Latimer, S; Hulett, J; Xu, J. Home Hospice Communication on the Day of Patient Death. Submitted to the 14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. Conference Paper, Refereed. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 01/01/2016.
  • Himes, DO; Clayton, MF; Donaldson, G; Ellington, L; Buys, S; A Cross-Sectional Study Of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Screening Recommendations. Submitted to the 49th annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Annual WIN Assembly. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/01/2015.
  • Nagel, S., Brome, A., Lembcke, J., Reblin, M., Clayton, M. F., & Ellington, L. Communication reflections: Desired and actual talk in home hospice care. Poster presented at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, St. George, UT. Poster, Presented, 12/2015.
  • Beck, M., Dingley, C., Ellington, L., Clayton, M.F, & Reblin, M. Hospice Caregiver Self-Care: Who’s Caring for the Caregiver? AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly: . Poster, Presented, 12/01/2015.
  • Lai, D., Doyon, K., Cloyes, K., Ellington, L., Reblin, M., & Clayton, M.F. We're the eyes and the ears, but we don't have a voice: Perspectives of hospice aides. AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. Poster, Accepted, 12/01/2015.
  • Dingley, C., Lai, D., Doyon, K., Reblin, M., Ellington, L., & Clayton, MF. Caregiver activation and hospice nurse communication in advanced cancer care. The National Communication Association 101st Annual Convention. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2015.
  • Dingley, C., Lai, D., Doyon, K., Reblin, M., Ellington, L., & Clayton, MF. Caregiver activation: Cancer communication in home hospice. Paper session presented at the meeting of the STTI Honor Society of Nursing: 43rd Biennial Convention. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2015.
  • Tabler J; Utz, RL; Ellington, E; Reblin, M; Caserta, M; Clayton, MF; Lund, D Missed Opportunity: Hospice Care And The Family. The Gerontological Society of America. Refereed. Poster, Accepted, 11/01/2015.
  • Ellington, L; Terrill AL; John, KK; Reblin, M; Clayton, MF. Expression of Positive Emotions among Family Caregivers of Hospice Cancer Patients. In L. Ellington (Chair), Advanced Cancer Caregivers: Implications of Communication with Patients and Providers. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/01/2015.
  • Lai, D., Dingley, C., Doyon, K., Reblin, M., Ellington, L., & Clayton, M.F. Cancer activation: Cancer communication in home hospice. Poster session submitted to the 10th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Poster, Presented, 10/01/2015.
  • Chou, S., Ellington, L., & Eggly, S. Grantsmanship workshop: Writing successful grant proposals in communication science. Preconference workshop at the International Conference on Communication in Health Care, New Orleans, LA. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Meridith, M; Ellington, L.; Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F. “The Occurrence of Positive Emotion in Hospice Family Caregiver and Nurse Communication," NCUR National Council of Undergraduate Research East Washington University. Poster, Presented, 04/01/2015.
  • Ellington, L., Clayton, M. F., Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Wong, B., & John, K. K. (2015). Discussions of physical, spiritual, and emotional needs during home hospice care. Paper presented at the 2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly, Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/24/2015.
  • Ellington, L., Casarett, D., Reblin, M., Clayton, M. F., & Cloyes, K. (2015). Interdisciplinary team care for home hospice patients and their families during the last week of life. Poster presented at the 2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly, Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 02/24/2015.
  • Butler, J.M., Gibson, B., Bray, B., Ellington, L. & Zeng, Q. (2014). Veterans Like Me: Development of a Patient-Facing Decision Support Tool for Veterans Seeking Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (pp. 299-302). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/01/2015.
  • Towsley, G., Ellington, L., Beck, S., & Wong, B. Me & my wishes: Prototyping long-term care resident videos to communicate care preferences. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 11/05/2014.
  • Gosselin, TK, Abbott, DH, Beck, S, Berry, P, Ellington, L, Grambow, SC, & Provenzale, D. (Nov 2014) Symptoms and Quality of Life in Rectal Cancer Survivor Subgroups. Poster present at the Oncology Nursing Society Conference-Connections. Dallas TX. Poster, Presented, 11/01/2014.
  • Himes, D. O., Clayton, M. F., Donaldson, G., Ellington, L., Buys, S., & Kinney, A. Y. Risk perceptions and breast cancer screening behaviors in women whose first degree relatives have received indeterminate negative BRCA1/2 genetic test results: An opportunity to optimize health by improving communication. Podium presentation at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science’s 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Optimizing Health by Addressing Complexity, Washington, DC. Presentation, Presented, 09/2014.
  • Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F., John, K.K., Ellington, L. (2014, November). Collecting and Coding Interactions in Home Hospice Cancer Care: Addressing Methodological Challenges in Large Communication Datasets. Paper accepted for presentation to the 100th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 08/2014.
  • Reblin, M., Ellington, L., John, K.K., & Clayton, M.F. (2014, September). Humor, support, and physical care: Factors integral to home hospice communication. Paper accepted for presentation to the 12th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Dingley, C., Doyon, K., Lai, D., Reblin, M., Ellington, L., & Clayton, M. (2014, September). Caregiver Activation and Hospice Nurse Response for Advanced Cancer Patients. Paper accepted for presentation to the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2014 State of the Science Conference on Nursing Research, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 06/2014.
  • Tjia, J., Reblin, M., Lemay, C., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L. (2014, October). Organization, teamwork and advocacy: Important skills needed by hospice family caregivers who manage medications. Poster accepted for presentation to the ASCO Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Kelly, K Ellington, L, Schoenberg, N, Jackson, T, Dickinson, S, Abraham, J, Leventhal, H, & Andrykowski, M. Does cognitive vs. emotional talk in cancer genetic counseling sessions predict health behaviors? Paper to be presented at the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/14/2014.
  • Cloyes, K.G., Bellury, L., Berry, P.H., Ellington, L., Clayton, M.F., & Reblin, M. (2014, April). Supporting home hospice family caregivers: Insight across Perspectives. Paper presented at the Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing, Seattle, WA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Mooney, K., Caserta, M. & Lund, D. (2014, April). Relationship quality as a risk factor for caregivers of home hospice cancer patients. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Lai, D., Dingley, C., Doyon, K., Ellington, L., Reblin, M., & Clayton, M. (2014, April). Caregiver Activation: Cancer communication in home hospice. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Belfay, K; Reblin, M; Ellington, L; Clayton, MF. Communicating Partnership: An Analysis of Home Hospice Nurse Communication. Poster presented at Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, 46th Annual WIN Assembly.Anaheim CA. Poster, Presented, 04/01/2014.
  • Supiano, K., Reblin, M., Ellington, L. & Berry, P. (2014, March). Whose death is it anyway: What is a “good death” and how is it realized? Symposium accepted for presentation at the University of Utah Center on Aging Spring Research Retreat, Salt Lake City, UT. Panel, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Ellington, L, Reblin, M, Belfay, K, Ferrell, B, Puchalski, CM, Otis-Green, S, & Handzo, G; Spirituality in home hospice care: Process and themes in nurse-family conversations. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. Montreal Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Ellington, L; Cloyes, K., Reblin, M; Berry, P; & Clayton, MF. Hospice Nurse - Cancer Caregiver Communication. Invited poster presentation at National Palliative Care Research Center. San Francisco, CA . Poster, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Belfay, K.; Reblin, M.; Ellington, L; Clayton, MF; Communicating partnership: An analysis of home hospice nurse visits. Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, 46th Annual WIN Assembly. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Solis, G; Kehinde, JO; Reblin, M; Clayton, MF; Ellington, L. Using distance coders in communication research: How to get it done. Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, 46th Annual WIN Assembly, Anaheim, CA. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Solis, G; Kehinde, JO; Reblin, M; Clayton, MF; Ellington, L. (April 13) Using distance coders in communication research: How to get it done. Poster presented at the Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, 46th Annual WIN Assembly. Anaheim CA. Poster, Presented, 04/01/2013.
  • Mooney, K; Berry, P; Caserta, M; Ellington, L; Clayton, MF; Lund, D; Utz, R. Partners In Hospice Care: A Program Project Grant Exploring And Supporting Family Caregivers During Hospice Care Through Bereavement. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Reblin, M., Cloyes, K., Carpenter, J., Berry, P., Clayton, MF. & Ellington, L. Social support needs: Discordance between home hospice nurses and former family caregivers. Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco. Poster, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Bellury, L. M., Ellington, L., & Stein, K. D. (2012). Persistent symptoms in older breast cancer survivors. Poster presented at the Oncology Nursing Society Conference-Connections, Phoenix, AZ. Poster, Presented, 11/16/2012.
  • Clayton MF; Reblin, M; Himes, DO; Ellington, L. End of Life Cancer Care: Nurse Characteristics and Communication Confidence. Oncology Nursing Society, Phoenix, AZ. Poster, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Sheehan, J., Clayton, MF; Nurse Elicitation And Responsiveness To Emotional Concerns During Home Hospice Visits. Annual meeting of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, St Andrews, Scotland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Beck, S, Wong, B, Guo, JS, Honea, N, Towsley, G, Thomas, T, Ellington, L, & Caserta, M. Targeted, Tailored and Timely Symptom Management for Older Men with Prostate Cancer. Podium Presentation at the 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Intermountain HealthCare. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Caserta, M. & Smith J. Targeted, Tailored and Timely Symptom Management for Older Men with Prostate Cancer. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Poynton, M., Bennett, H., Crouch, B. & Caravati M. (2011, October). Telephone Health Care and Adherence: Poison Center Call Communication. Paper accepted for presentation to the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Cummins, MR, Muthukutty, A, Latimer, S, Bennett, HK, Caravati, EM, Crouch, BI, & Ellington, L Narrative text improves performance of poison center predictive models, Denver, CO. Poster accepted for presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. Poster, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Mooney, K; Caserta, M; Ellington, L; Lund, D; Berry, P; Clayton, MF; Donaldson, G; & Utz, R. Partners in Hospice Care: A Program Project Grant Exploring and Supporting Family Caregiving during Hospice End of Life Care through Bereavement. National Science Summit, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care►Recognition as a Top 10 Abstract, Washington, DC . Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Ellington, L; Clayton, MF & Berry, P. Partners in Hospice Care Study: Hospice Nurse-Caregiver Communication. National Science Summit, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F & Berry, P. Communication and care in home hospice: nurses, cancer patients, and family caregivers. National Science Summit, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Clayton, MF. & Berry, P. Unveiling The Complexity Of Home Hospice Nurse Communication. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Vancouver, BC Canada . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2011.
  • LeBaron, V; Berry, P; Ellington, L; Clayton, MF; (2011). Empowering Caregivers: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Hospice Nurse-Family Communication. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Podium presentation. Vancouver, Canada . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Bellury, L, Ellington, L, & Stein K. Elderly Breast Cancer Survivors: Preliminary Descriptive Data. Poster presented at the 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research, Los Angeles, CA. Poster, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Reblin, M., Carlisle, M., Sheehan, J. & Ellington, L. (2012, January). Assessing the fit of interpersonal communication coding systems at end-of-life. Poster accepted for presentation to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA. Poster, Accepted, 01/2011.
  • Muthukutty, A., Poynton, M., Ellington, L., Crouch, B., & Caravati, E. M. Pre-processing poison control substance data for knowledge discovery. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 11/13/2010.
  • Clayton, M., Ellington, L., Berry, P. & Reblin, M. (2010, November). Home hospice nurse-caregiver communication: A useful conceptual framework, data collection protocol and coding method. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Cloyes, K., Reblin, M., Berry, P., Clayton, MF. & Ellington, L; Facilitative and Directive Communication Patterns in Home Hospice Care Interactions: Content Analysis of RN and Caregiver/Patient Speech. Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Wright, K.; Ellington, L.; Clayton, MF; Berry, P; Caserta, M; Pre-Death Dual Process Coping in Hospice Nurse-Caregiver Communication: A case study. Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Latimer, S., Ellington, L., Poynton, M., Reblin, M., Bennett, H., Crouch, BI, & Caravati, E.M. Communication Patterns at a Poison Control Center during Surge vs. Non-Surge Periods. Poster accepted for presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Ellington, L., Poynton, M., Bennett, H, Latimer, S, Reblin, M, Crouch, BI, & Caravati, EM. SPI Perceived Case Severity Impacts Poison Center Communication. Poster accepted for presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Chou, W., Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Berry, P. Clayton, MF. Caring for family members at the end of life: Assessing caregiver agency in interactions with hospice nurses. The Health Literacy Annual Research Conference, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Uchino, B., Clayton, M. & Roter, D. (2010, September). Patient physiological response to facilitative vs. directive provider communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, Verona, Italy. Panel, Presented, 09/2010.
  • Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Latimer, S., Roter, D., Uchino, B.N., Clayton, M. (2010, May). Facilitation of Health Behaviors among Individuals with Family History of Cancer. Poster presented at the 12th World Congress of Psycho-oncology, Quebec City, Canada. Poster, Presented, 05/2010.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Uchino, B., Clayton, M. F. & Roter, D. Communication style predicts physiological response among individuals with family history of cancer. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, WA. Poster, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Bennett HKW, Latimer S, Ellington L, Crouch BI, Poynton M, Caravati EM. Visualization of poison center call data. Poster accepted for presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. San Antonio, TX. Poster, Presented, 09/2009.
  • Bennett, H., Poynton, M. R., Ellington, L., Jasti, S., Crouch, B., & Caravati, E. M. Perceived severity of clinical effects from toxic exposures reported to a poison control center. Poster presentation at the North American Conference on Clinical Toxicology, Toronto, Canada. Poster, Presented, 09/11/2008.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Bloom RD & Reblin, M., Chou, W. Y. S., Beck, S. L., Wilson, A., & Ellington, L. (2021). Online social support for cancer caregivers: alignment between requests and offers on CaringBridge. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Vol. 38, 118-124. Published, 01/01/2021.
  • Otto, AK & Reblin, M., Harper, F. W., Hamel, L. M., Moore, T. F., Ellington, L., & Eggly, S. (2021). Impact of Patients' Companions on Clinical Encounters Between Black Patients and Their Non-Black Oncologists. JCO oncology practice. Published, 01/01/2021.
  • Warner, E. & Waters, A. R., Cloyes, K. G., Ellington, L., & Kirchhoff, A. C (2021). Young adult cancer caregivers' exposure to cancer misinformation on social media. Cancer. Published, 01/01/2021.
  • Cloyes, KG & Tay, D.L., Iacob, E., Jones, M., Reblin, M. & Ellington, L (2020). Hospice interdisciplinary team providers’ attitudes toward Sexual and Gender Minority patients and caregivers. Patient Education and Counseling. Vol. 103, 2185-2191. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Warner, E. & Kirchhoff, A. C., Ellington, L., Waters, A. R., Sun, Y., Wilson, A., & Cloyes, K. G (2020). Young adult cancer caregivers' use of social media for social support. Psycho-Oncology. Vol. 29, 1185-1192. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Thompson, H.J. & Santacroce, S. J., Pickler, R. H., Allen, J. K., Armer, J. M., Bakken, S., Bowles, K. H., Conley, Y. P., Dunbar, S. A., Ellington, L., Grey, M. (2020). Use of individual development plans for nurse scientist training. Nursing Outlook. Vol. 68, 284-292. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Ketcher, D. & Ellington, L., Baucom, B.R.W., Clayton, M.F. & Reblin, M. (2020). "In eight minutes we talked more about our goals, relationship, than we have in years": A pilot of patient-caregiver discussions in a neuro-oncology clinic. Journal of Family Nursing. Vol. 26, 126-137. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Martinez, Y.C. & Ellington, L., Vadaparampil, S.T., Heyman, R.E. & Reblin, M. (2020). Concordance of cancer related concerns among advanced cancer patient-spouse caregiver dyads. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Vol. 38, 143-155. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Xu, J. & Ellington, L., Heyman, R.E., Vadaparampil, S.T. & Reblin, M. (2020). Money matters: An analysis of advanced cancer couples’ communication about financial concerns. Supportive Care in Cancer. Vol. 28, 2239-2246. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Kane, L & Clayton, M.F., Baucom, B.R., Ellington, L. & Reblin, M (2020). Measuring communication similarity between hospice nurses and cancer caregivers using Latent Semantic Analysis. Cancer Nursing. Vol. 43, 506-513. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Otto, AK & Ketcher, D., Heyman, R.E., Vadaparampil, S.T., Ellington, L. and Reblin, M. (2020). Communication between advanced cancer patients and their family caregivers: Relationship with caregiver burden and preparedness for caregiving. Health Communication. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Ketcher, D & Thompson, C., Otto, A.K., Reblin, M., Cloyes, K.G., Clayton, M.F., Baucom, B.R. and Ellington, L. (2020). The Me in We dyadic communication intervention is feasible and acceptable among advanced cancer patients and their family caregivers. Palliative Medicine. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Schenker, Y. & Ellington, L., Bell, L., Kross, E.K., Rosenberg, A.R., Kutner, J.S., Bickel, K.E., Ritchie, C., Kavalieratos, D., Bekelman, D.B. and Mooney, K.B. (2020). The National Postdoctoral Palliative Care Research Training Collaborative: History, Activities, Challenges, and Future Goals. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Tay, D.L. & Ellington, L., Towsley, G. L., Supiano, K., & Berg, C. A. (2020). Evaluation of a Collaborative Advance Care Planning Intervention among Older Adult Home Health Patients and Their Caregivers. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Vol. 23, 1214-1222. Published, 12/31/2020.
  • Ketcher, D. & Otto, A. K., Vadaparampil, S. T., Heyman, R. E., Ellington, L., & Reblin, M. (2020). The psychosocial impact of spouse-caregiver chronic health conditions and personal history of cancer on well-being in advanced cancer patients and their caregivers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Published, 12/01/2020.
  • Reblin, M. & Otto, A. K., Ketcher, D., Vadaparampil, S. T., Ellington, L., & Heyman, R. E. (2020). In‐home conversations of couples with advanced cancer: Support has its costs. Psycho‐oncology,. Vol. 29, 1280-1287. Published, 05/11/2020.
  • Reblin M, Baucom BRW, Clayton MF, Utz R, Caserta M, Lund D, Mooney K & Ellington L (2020). Communication of emotion in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver depression into bereavement. Psycho-oncology. Vol. 28, 1102-1109. Published, 03/01/2020.
  • Otto AK, Gonzalez BD, Heyman RE, Vadaparampil ST, Ellington L & Reblin M (2020). Dyadic effects of distress on sleep duration in advanced cancer patients and spouse caregivers. Psycho-oncology. Vol. 28, 2358-2364. Published, 03/01/2020.
  • Martinez YC, Ellington L, Vadaparampil ST, Heyman RE & Reblin M (2020). Concordance of cancer related concerns among advanced cancer patient-spouse caregiver dyads. Journal of psychosocial oncology. Vol. 38, 143-155. Published, 03/01/2020.
  • Clayton MF, Iacob E, Reblin M & Ellington L (2020). Hospice nurse identification of comfortable and difficult discussion topics: Associations among self-perceived communication effectiveness, nursing stress, life events, and burnout. Patient education and counseling. Vol. 102, 1793-1801. Published, 03/01/2020.
  • Cloyes KG, Hart SE, Jones AK & Ellington L (2020). Where are the family caregivers? Finding family caregiver-related content in foundational nursing documents. Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Vol. 36, 76-84. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Oliver DP, Tappana J, Washington KT, Rolbiecki A, Craig K, Demiris G, Schafer C, Winjobi M, Clayton MF, Reblin M & Ellington L (2020). Behind the doors of home hospice patients: A secondary qualitative analysis of hospice nurse communication with patients and families. Palliative & supportive care. Vol. 17, 579-583. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Reblin M, Sutton SK, Vadaparampil ST, Heyman RE & Ellington L (2020). Behind closed doors: How advanced cancer couples communicate at home. Journal of psychosocial oncology. Vol. 37, 228-241. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Hudson J, Reblin M, Clayton MF & Ellington L (2020). Addressing cancer patient and caregiver role transitions during home hospice nursing care. Palliative & supportive care. Vol. 17, 523-530. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Eaton J, Cloyes K, Paulsen B, Madden C & Ellington L (2020). Certified nursing assistants as agents of creative caregiving in long-term care. International journal of older people nursing. Vol. 15, e12280. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Bloom RD, Beck S, Chou WS, Reblin M & Ellington L (2020). In Their Own Words: Experiences of Caregivers of Adults With Cancer as Expressed on Social Media. Oncology nursing forum. Vol. 46, 617-630. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Reblin, M. & Sutton, S. K., Vadaparampil, S. T., Heyman, R. E., & Ellington, L. (2019). Behind closed doors: How advanced cancer couples communicate at home. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Vol. 37, 228–241. Published, 12/31/2019.
  • Reblin, M. & Baucom, B.R., Clayton, M.F., Utz, R., Caserta, M., Lund, D., Mooney, K. and Ellington, L (2019). Communication of emotion in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver depression into bereavement. Psycho-Oncology. Vol. 28, 1102-1109. Published, 12/31/2019.
  • Ketcher, D. & Trettevik, R., Vadaparampil, S. T., Heyman, R. E., Ellington, L., Reblin, M. (2019). Caring for a spouse with advanced cancer: Similarities and differences for male and female caregivers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 1-12. Published, 12/31/2019.
  • Taber, J.M. & Ellis, E.M., Reblin, M., Ellington, L. & Ferrer, R.A. (2019). Knowledge of and beliefs about palliative care in a nationally-representative U.S. sample. PLOS One. Vol. 14, 1-17. Published, 12/31/2019.
  • Lai D, Cloyes KG, Clayton MF, Doyon K, Reblin M, Beck AC & Ellington L (2019). WE'RE THE EYES AND THE EARS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE A VOICE: PERSPECTIVES OF HOSPICE AIDES. Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Vol. 20, 47-54. Published, 11/01/2019.
  • Towsley GL, Beck SL, Ellington L & Wong B (2019). Me & My Wishes: Lessons Learned From Prototyping Resident Centered Videos About Care Preferences. Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. Vol. 37, 1037-1049. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Xu J, Yang R, Wilson A, Reblin M, Clayton MF & Ellington L (2019). Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate Positive EOL Communication. Journal of pain and symptom management. Vol. 56, 273-280. Published, 09/01/2019.
  • Hoerger M, Ramos K, Ellington L, Perry LM, Pollak KI & Porter LS (2019). Organizing Psychologists, Behavioral Scientists, and Allied Professionals: Formation of the Society of Behavioral Medicine's Palliative Care Special Interest Group. (pp. e10-e11). Vol. 58. Journal of pain and symptom management. Published, 09/01/2019.
  • Warner EL, Ellington L, Kirchhoff AC & Cloyes KG (2019). Acquisition of Social Support and Linguistic Characteristics of Social Media Posts About Young Adult Cancer. Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology. Vol. 7, 196-203. Published, 08/01/2019.
  • Han CJ, Chi NC, Han S, Demiris G, Parker-Oliver D, Washington K, Clayton MF, Reblin M & Ellington L (2019). Communicating Caregivers' Challenges With Cancer Pain Management: An Analysis of Home Hospice Visits. Journal of pain and symptom management. Vol. 55, 1296-1303. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Oliver DP, Washington K, Demiris G, Wallace A, Propst MR, Uraizee AM, Craig K, Clayton MF, Reblin M & Ellington L (2019). Shared Decision Making in Home Hospice Nursing Visits: A Qualitative Study. Journal of pain and symptom management. Vol. 55, 922-929. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Terrill AL, Ellington L, John KK, Latimer S, Xu J, Reblin M & Clayton MF (2019). Positive emotion communication: Fostering well-being at end of life. Patient education and counseling. Vol. 101, 631-638. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Reblin M, Heyman RE, Ellington L, Baucom BRW, Georgiou PG & Vadaparampil ST (2019). Everyday couples' communication research: Overcoming methodological barriers with technology. Patient education and counseling. Vol. 101, 551-556. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Ellington L, Clayton MF, Reblin M, Donaldson G & Latimer S (2019). Communication among cancer patients, caregivers, and hospice nurses: Content, process and change over time. Patient education and counseling. Vol. 101, 414-421. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Ellington L, Cloyes KG, Xu J, Bellury L, Berry PH, Reblin M & Clayton MF (2018). Supporting home hospice family caregivers: Insights from different perspectives. Palliative & supportive care. Vol. 16, 209-219. Published, 10/01/2018.
  • Reblin M, Clayton MF, Xu J, Hulett JM, Latimer S, Donaldson GW & Ellington L (2018). Caregiver, patient, and nurse visit communication patterns in cancer home hospice. Psycho-oncology. Vol. 26, 2285-2293. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Ellington L, Billitteri J, Reblin M & Clayton MF (2018). Spiritual Care Communication in Cancer Patients. Seminars in oncology nursing. Vol. 33, 517-525. Published, 07/01/2018.
  • Clayton MF, Hulett J, Kaur K, Reblin M, Wilson A & Ellington L (2018). Nursing Support of Home Hospice Caregivers on the Day of Patient Death. Oncology nursing forum. Vol. 44, 457-464. Published, 04/01/2018.
  • Gibson B, Butler J, Doyon K, Ellington L, Bray BE & Zeng Q (2018). Veterans Like Me: Formative evaluation of a patient decision aid design. Journal of biomedical informatics. Vol. 71S, S46-S52. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Warner, E. L., Ellington, L., Kirchoff, A. C. & Cloyes, K. G. (2017). Acquisition of Social Support and Linguistic Characteristics of Social Media Posts About Young Adult Cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. Published, 11/03/2017.
  • Reblin, M., Heyman, R. E., Ellington, L. , Baucom, B. R. W., Georgiou, P. G. & Vadaparampil, S. T. (2017). Everyday couples' communication research: Overcoming methodological barriers with technology. Patient Education and Counseling. Published, 10/26/2017.
  • Ellington, L., Billitteri, J., Reblin, M. & Clayton, M. F. (2017). Spiritual Care Communication in Cancer Patients. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Published, 10/26/2017.
  • Ellington, L., Clayton, M. F., Reblin, M., Donaldson, G. & Latimer, S. (2017). Communication among cancer patients, caregivers, and hospice nurses: Content, process, and change over time. Patient Education and Counseling. Published, 09/22/2017.
  • Heyn, L., Ellington, L. & Eide, H. (2017). An exploration of how positive emotions are expressed by older people and nurse assistants in homecare visits. Pat Ed Couns. Published, 06/18/2017.
  • Ellington, L., Cloyes, K., Xu, J., Bellury, L., Berry, P. , Reblin, M. & Clayton, M. F. (2017). Supporting home hospice family caregivers: Insights from different perspectives. Palliative and Supportive Care. Accepted, 05/03/2017.
  • Portman DG, Thirlwell S, Donovan KA, Alvero C, Gray JE, Holloway R & Ellington L (2016). Leveraging a Team Mental Model to Develop a Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome Team. Journal of oncology practice. Vol. 12, 1046-1052. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Reblin M, Donaldson G, Ellington L, Mooney K, Caserta M & Lund D (2016). Spouse cancer caregivers' burden and distress at entry to home hospice: The role of relationship quality. Journal of social and personal relationships. Vol. 33, 666-686. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Reblin M, Clayton MF, John KK & Ellington L (2016). Addressing Methodological Challenges in Large Communication Data Sets: Collecting and Coding Longitudinal Interactions in Home Hospice Cancer Care. Health communication. Vol. 31, 789-97. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Ellington L, Clayton MF, Reblin M, Cloyes K, Beck AC, Harrold JK, Harris P & Casarett D (2016). Interdisciplinary Team Care and Hospice Team Provider Visit Patterns during the Last Week of Life. Journal of palliative medicine. Vol. 19, 482-7. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Himes DO, Clayton MF, Donaldson GW, Ellington L, Buys SS & Kinney AY (2016). Breast Cancer Risk Perceptions among Relatives of Women with Uninformative Negative BRCA1/2 Test Results: The Moderating Effect of the Amount of Shared Information. Journal of genetic counseling. Vol. 25, 258-69. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Tabler, J., Utz, R. L., Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Caserta, M., Clayton, M., & Lund, D. (2015). Missed opportunity: Hospice and the family. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 11 (3/4), 224-243. Received Best Paper Award for 2015.. Published, 12/2015.
  • Reblin, M., Clayton, M. F., John, K. K., & Ellington, L. (2015) Addressing methodological challenges in large communication datasets: Collecting and coding longitudinal interactions in home hospice cancer care. Health Communication. 18:1-9. Published, 11/2015.
  • Tjia, J.T., Ellington, L., Clayton, M.F., Lemay, C., & Reblin, M. (2015). Managing medications during home hospice cancer care: The strategies of nurses and the needs of family caregivers. Vol 50(5), 630-641, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.06.005Tjia, J.T.,. Published, 11/2015.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Ferrell, B., Puchalski, C., Otis-Green, S., Handzo, G., Belfay, K., & Clayton, M.F. (2015). The Religion of ‘I don’t know’: Naturalistic Pilot Observations of Spiritual Conversations Occurring During Cancer Home Hospice Nurse Visits. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.72(1) 3-19.. Published, 10/2015.
  • Kelly, KM, Ellington, L, Schoenberg, N., Jackson, T., Dickinson, S., Porter, K., Leventhal, H., Andrykowski, M. (2015) Genetic counseling content: How does it impact behavior? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38(5), 766-776. Published, 09/2015.
  • Cloyes, KG, Carpenter, JG, Berry, PH, Reblin, M, Clayton, MF, & Ellington L (2014). “A true human interaction”: Comparison of family caregiver and hospice nurse perspectives on needs of family hospice caregivers. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 31(7), 735-48. ISSN: 1049-9091 PMID: 24071627. Published, 11/01/2014.
  • Tjia, J., Talebreza, S., Reblin, M., Beck, A., & Ellington, L. (2014). Scramble or Script: Responding to New Medicare Billing for Medications in Hospice. Journal of Palliative Medicine., 17(10), 1085-86. Published, 10/31/2014.
  • Clayton, MF; Reblin, M; Carlisle, M; Ellington, L ( 2014). Communication Behaviors Used To Elicit and Address Cancer Patient/Caregiver Emotional Concerns: A Description of Home Hospice Communication. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41 (3): 311-21. ISSN: 0190-535X PMID: 24769595. Published, 05/2014.
  • Reblin, M., Otis-Green, S., Ellington, L. & Clayton, M.F. (2014). Strategies to Support Spirituality in Health Care: An Example from a Home Hospice Cancer Caregiver. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 32 (4): 269-77, ISSN: 0898-0101 PMID: 24771665. Published, 04/25/2014.
  • Kelly KM, Ellington L, Schoenberg N, Agarwal P, Jackson T, Dickinson S, Abraham J, Paskett ED, Leventhal H, Andrykowski M (2014) Linking Genetic Counseling Content to Short-Term Outcomes In Individuals at Elevated Breast Cancer Risk. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2014 Mar 28; PMID: 24671341. Published, 03/28/2014.
  • Reblin, M., Cloyes, K.G., Carpenter, J., Berry, P.H., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L. (2014). Social support needs: Discordance between home hospice nurses and former family caregivers. Palliative & Supportive Care, 17, 1-8. Published, 01/2014.
  • Ellington, L, Carlisle, M, & Reblin, M (2014). Interaction Analysis Systems: Coding Issues when Applied to Communication in Palliative Care. In HE Hamilton & WS Chou, Editors Handbook of Language and Health Communication. Published, 12/31/2013.
  • Ellington, L., Cloyes, K.G., Berry, P., Thum-Thomas, N., Reblin, M. & Clayton, M.F. (2013). Complexities for Hospice Nurses in Supporting Family Caregivers: Opinions from US Thought Leaders. Journal of Palliative Medicine16(9):1013-1019. ►Lead Original Article in Issue. Published, 10/2013.
  • Crouch, BI, Thomas, KC, Rothwell, E, Planalp, S, Ellington, L & Teemant, K. (2013). The Importance of Interpersonal Communication in Poison Centers. Clinical Toxicology. 51(9): 892-5.PMID: 24063749. Published, 10/2013.
  • Ellington, L; Reblin, M; Berry, P; Giese-Davis, J; & Clayton, MF. (2013) Reflective Research: Supporting Researchers Engaged in Analyzing End-of-Life Communication. Patient Education & Counseling.91:126-8. Published, 01/2013.
  • Reblin, M, Ellington, L, Latimer, S, Uchino, B, Roter, D & Maxwell A (2012). Communication style affects physiological response in simulated cancer risk reduction interactions. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 17, 129-156. Published, 09/2012.
  • Cloyes, K.G., Berry, P., Reblin, M., Clayton, M. & Ellington, L . (2012). Exploring communication patterns among hospice nurses and family caregivers: A content analysis of in-home speech interactions. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, August; 14(6), 426-437. Published, 08/2012.
  • Bellury, LM, Pett, M, Ellington, L, Beck, SL, Clark, J & Stein, K (2012). The effect of aging and cancer on the symptom experience and physical function of older breast cancer survivors. Cancer Dec 15;118(24):6171-8., DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27656. Published, 06/2012.
  • Caravati, E.M., Latimer, S., Ellington, L., Bennett, H., Reblin, M., Cummins, M., & Crouch, B.I. (2012). High call volume at poison control centers: identification and implications for communication. Clinical Toxicology, 50(9):867. Published, 06/2012. Published, 06/2012.
  • Rothwell, E., Ellington, L., Planalp, S., & Crouch, B.I. (2012). Exploring Challenges to TeleHealth communication by specialists in poison information. Qualitative Health Journal, 22, 67-75. Accepted, 01/2012.
  • Bellury, L. M., Ellington, L., Beck S. L., Stein, K., Pett, M., & Clark, J. (2011). Elderly cancer survivorship: An integrative review and conceptual framework. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15, 233-242. Accepted, 12/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Poynton, M.R., Reblin, M., Latimer, S., Bennett, H.K.W., Crouch, B.I. & Caravati, E.M. (2011). Communication patterns for the most serious poison center calls. Clinical Toxicology, 49(4), 316-23. Accepted, 12/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Kelly, K.M., Reblin, M., Latimer, S., & Roter D. (2011). Communication in genetic counseling: Cognitive and emotional processing. Health Communication, 26(7). Accepted, 12/2011.
  • Chou, WS, Abramson, K, & Ellington, L (2013). End-of-Life Communication in Cancer Care. In B. Carr & JL Steele, Editors Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management. Springer. Published, 09/2011.
  • Rothwell, E.W., Ellington, L., Planalp, S. & Crouch, B.I. (2011). Tele-Health: Lessons and strategies from specialists in poison information. Patient Education and Counseling; 83, 440-445. Published, 04/2011.
  • Ponto, J., Ellington, L., Mellon, S., & Beck, S. (2010). Predictors of adjustment and growth in women with recurrent ovarian cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum,37, 357-364. Published, 12/31/2010.
  • Ellington, L., Kennedy Sheldon, L., Matwin, S., Smith, J. A., Poynton, M., Crouch, B. I., & Caravati, E.M. (2009). An Examination of Adherence Strategies and Challenges in Poison Control Communication. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 35, 186-190. Published, 12/31/2010.
  • Planalp, S., Crouch, B. I., Rothwell, E. & Ellington, L. (2009). Assessing the need for communication training for specialists in poison information. Clinical Toxicology. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Poynton, M. R., Bennett, H. K. W., Ellington, L., Crouch, B. I., Caravati, E. M., Jasti, S., & Patterson, O. (2009) Specialist discrimination of toxic exposure severity at a poison control center. Clinical Toxicology. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Wujcik D., Shyr Y., Li M., Clayton M. F., Ellington L., Menon U., Mooney K. (2009). Delay in Diagnostic Testing after Abnormal Screening Mammography in Low Income Women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 36, 709-715. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Roter, D. L., Erby, L., Larson, S. & Ellington, L. (2009). Oral literacy demand of prenatal genetic counseling dialogue: Predictors of learning. Patient Education and Counseling, 75, 392-397. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Hay, J., Harris, J., Waters, E., Clayton, M., Ellington, L., Abernathy, A. & Prayor-Patterson, H. (2009). Personal communication in primary and secondary cancer prevention: Evolving discussions, emerging challenges. Journal of Health Communication, 14(Suppl 1), 85-94. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Sheldon, L. K., Ellington, L., Barrett, R., Clayton, M. F., Dudley, W. N. & Rinaldi, K. (2009). Nurse responsiveness to cancer patient expressions of emotion. Patient Education and Counseling, 76, 63-70. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Quillin, J. M., Tracy, K., Ancker, J., Mustian, K., Ellington, L., & Viswanath, V. (2009). Healthcare system approaches for cancer patient communication. Journal of Health Communication, 14(Suppl 1), 85-94. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Clayton, MF & Ellington, L (2011) Beyond primary care providers. Eds. T Thompson & R Parrot . Handbook of Health Communication, 2nd edition. Routledge. Published, 12/31/2009.
  • Roter, D. L., Erby, L., Larson, S. & Ellington, L. (2009). Oral literacy demand of prenatal genetic counseling dialogue: Predictors of learning. Patient Education and Counseling,75, 392-397. Accepted, 12/2009.
  • Ellington, L, Matwin, S., Uchino, B., Jasti, S., Dudley, WL, & Roter, D (2008). The body‘s response to health care provider communication: The impact of dominant versus facilitative styles. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 13, 67-85. Published, 01/2008.