Mr. Joseph Ellis, MS
Research Project Coordinator
Prior to coming to KIPRC in January 2020, Joseph graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a duel Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and in Police Studies (2015). Then obtaining a Master’s of Science in Criminology (2017) during which he assisted his graduate professor in quantitative and qualitative research regarding Pregnant and Post-Partum individuals utilizing MAT to combat their SUD/OUD. In completing the program, he wrote his thesis evaluating the training police officers in Kentucky gain from the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Post University work, he gained much experience with co-occurring mental/behavioral health diagnoses. This was done by working for an organizations Children in Community Care program that assisted Children in the Foster System with co-occurring mental/behavioral health and developmental disorders with daily living/therapeutic activities.
Joseph currently coordinates efforts on research projects, and process development for various efforts for the HRSA RCOE-R grant with Fletcher Group, Inc. Concurrently, Joseph works on another project with Kentucky’s DBHDID on developing a resource directory, treatment locator, and informational source for Mental Health services in Kentucky.