LEE  ELLINGTON
  • Hunstman Cancer Institute Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
  • Adjunct Professor, Communication
  • Professor, College Of Nursing
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Research Statement

Lee Ellington is a tenured Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, a clinical psychologist, and Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator. She teaches in the nursing doctoral program.

Dr. Ellington has an interdisciplinary program of research in patient-provider communication. She has studied interpersonal health communication in a range of health care contexts and among diverse groups of health care providers, including family practice, genetic counseling, poison control, and hospice home care.  Her focus is on the communication mechanisms in patient-provider interactions which predict adherence, coping, health behaviors, psychosocial adjustment. In particular, she is interested in provider communication which facilitates the cognitive and emotional processing of health information.

Currently, Dr. Ellington’s primary focus is on the study of home-based family caregivers and their communication with hospice nurses.  In a series of extramurally (P01CA138317, PI Mooney; Project Leader, Ellington; ACSPEP 11-165-01-PCSM, PI Ellington) and intramurally funded projects, her team is examining 1) the change in physical, psychological, and spiritual nurse-caregiver communication over the course of home-based hospice visits, 2) the nature of family caregiver-nurse reciprocity in communication, and 3) the development of participant-informed, theoretically-guided interventions for caregivers and hospice nurses. She is expanding this research to the communication of hospice and palliative care teams with families.

 

Research Keywords

  • Provider/Client Communication
  • Expression of Emotion in Medical Settings
  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Cancer Clinical Genetics Communication

Presentations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Reblin M, Clayton MF, Xu J, Hulett JM, Latimer S, Donaldson GW & Ellington L (2016). Caregiver, patient, and nurse visit communication patterns in cancer home hospice. Psycho-oncology. In press, 12/01/2016.
  • 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.
  • Gibson B, Butler J, Doyon K, Ellington L, Bray BE & Zeng Q (2016). Veterans Like Me: Formative evaluation of a patient decision aid design. Journal of biomedical informatics. In press, 09/01/2016.
  • Dingley CE, Clayton M, Lai D, Doyon K, Reblin M & Ellington L (2016). Caregiver Activation and Home Hospice Nurse Communication in Advanced Cancer Care. Cancer nursing. In press, 09/01/2016.
  • Towsley GL, Beck SL, Ellington L & Wong B (2016). 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. In press, 07/01/2016.
  • 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.
  • Reblin, M., Donaldson, G., Ellington, L., Mooney, K., Caserta, M. & Lund, D. (in press). Spouse cancer caregivers at entry to home hospice: The role of relationship quality. Journal of Personal and Social Relationships.. In press, 01/2016.
  • Himes, D.O., Clayton, M. F., Donaldson, G., Ellington, L., Buys, S.S., Kinney, A.Y.; (under review). Breast Cancer Risk, Screening, and Communication with Primary Care Providers in Women from Families with Indeterminate BRCA1/2 Test Results. Cancer Nursing. Submitted, 12/2015.
  • 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.
  • Anderson, RA; Rothwell, E; Botkin, JR; Wong, B; Clayton, MF; Ellington, L. Newborn Screening False-Positives, Maternal Perceived Uncertainty And The Uncertainty In Screening Scale (UISS). (Under review). Journal of Community Genetics. Submitted, 11/2015.
  • Mooney, K., Ellington, L., Caserta, M., Lund, D., Donaldson, G., Clayton, M.F., Reblin, M., Berry, P.H., Utz, R., Supiano, K., Fuhrmann, H. & Wong, B. (under review). The Development and Conceptualization of a Team Science Program Project: The Cancer Caregiver IMPACT Study. Submitted, 11/2015.
  • 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.
  • Himes, D.O., Clayton, M.F., Donaldson, G.; Ellington, L.; Buys, S.S.; Kinney, A.Y.; (2015). Breast cancer risk perceptions among relatives of women with indeterminate negative BRCA1/2 test results: The moderating effect of the amount of shared information. Journal of Genetic Counseling. Epub ahead of print (DOI) 10.1007/s10897-015-9866-0. In press, 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.
  • Ellington, L., Clayton, M.F., Reblin, M., Cloyes, K.G., Beck, A., Harrold, J., Harris, P., Casarett, D. (in press). Interdisciplinary team care and hospice visits during the last week of life. Journal of Palliative Medicine. In press, 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.
  • Reblin, M., Otis-Green, S., Ellington, L. & Clayton, M.F. (under review). Communication Strategies to Support Spirituality in Health Care: An Example from a Home Hospice Cancer Caregiver. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Submitted, 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, L. M., Ellington, L., Beck, S. L., Pett, M. A., Clark, J. C., Stein, K. D. (2012). Older breast cancer survivors: Can interaction analyses identify vulnerable subgroups? A report from the ACS Studies of Cancer Survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum. Accepted for publication July 2012. In press, 07/2012.
  • 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.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F., Berry, P. & Mooney, K. (2012). Hospice nurse communication with cancer patients and their family caregivers. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15, 262-268. Submitted, 03/2012.
  • 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.
  • Rothwell, E.W., Ellington, L., Planalp, S. & Crouch, B.I. (in press). Tele-Health: Lessons and strategies from specialists in poison information. Patient Education and Counseling. In press, 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.