Ellen Ryan, MSW Ph.D.
Ellen Ryan completed her MSW degree at University of Missouri and her Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University. She has worked in the health and mental health fields as a medical and psychiatric social worker and as a therapist with individuals and families. Dr. Ryan teaches in the Practice sequence at the Master’s and Baccalaureate levels. Her current research interests include special needs adoption, as well as health care beliefs, concerns, and practices of recent immigrants.