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CSDE Research Affiliate

Alice Ellyson

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Washington

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

    Alice Ellyson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine. She is also a faculty investigator in the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP) at UW, and a faculty investigator in the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute. As a PhD trained economist, her research focuses on how policies, incentives, and infrastructure shape individual health and well-being. She primarily investigates patterns of interpersonal violence, especially gender-based violence, and health risk behaviors like alcohol and firearm use among youth and young adults. Her research lies at the intersection of health, incentives and decision-making, the law, and economic, social, and public policies. Much of her existing work studies structures of support for victim-survivors who experience gender-based violence (e.g., Title IX reporting structures at institutions of higher education and the civil legal system protection order process) and how health risk behaviors contribute to interpersonal harm. The goal of her research program is to limit the negative consequences of health risk behaviors and reduce violence by providing rigorous empirical research to inform both policy and practice.