The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Lee Ellington PhD

College of Nursing University Utah

Lee Ellington, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing University Utah, a clinical psychologist, and a Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator. Dr. Ellington has an interdisciplinary program of research in interpersonal health communication. She studies communication behaviors which facilitate patient/ family cognitive and emotional processing of health information and predict treatment decisions and psychosocial adjustment in hospice and palliative care.