Charlie Pitre Hoy-Ellis

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Charlie Pitre Hoy-Ellis portrait
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Social Work



  • PhD, School of Social Work/Social Welfare, University of Washington, Seattle. Project: The Mental Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults: Do Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Play Differential Roles?
  • MSW Clinical/Contextual Practive, School Of Social Work, University of Washington. Project: The Lazarus Syndrome: Gay Men, HIV/AIDS, & Life after Death
  • BA, Psychology (Honors), College of Arts & Sciences, Seattle University. Project: Type-A Behavior Pattern & Ego Development

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). University of Utah, 07/01/2017
  • Fellow, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE), Transforming Classrooms into Inclusive Communities (TCIC. University of Utah, 10/01/2016
  • Warren G. Magnuson Scholar. University of Washington, 05/2013
  • Grants Technical Assistance Workshop on Aging Research for Emerging Investigators & Students. National Institute on Aging, 11/2012
  • Predoctoral Dissertation Initiative Scholar. Association for Gerontological Education in Social Work, 05/2011


Charles P. Hoy-Ellis received his Bachelor's in Honors Psychology at Seattle University (2002), and his Masters in Clinical/Contextual Social Work (2004). and Doctorate in Social Welfare (2015) at the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah, College of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in 2015.

Dr. Hoy-Ellis' research on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people and communities is recognized nationally and internationally. He is a Co-Investigator with the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging & Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), and a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Fellow at the University of Utah's College of Nursing. 


  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild (LGBTQ/ATG), Therapist, 10/2015 - present
  • Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging & Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), Co-Investigator, 01/2010 - present

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