- Clinician Scientist, KGHRI and Director, Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU)
- Professor, Division Chair, Allergy & Immunology, and James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
http://www.eeu.on.ca/ Allergic risk in umbilical cord blood; allergic rhinitis; anaphylaxis and allergic reacitions
After completing her residency in internal medicine at Queen’s University, Dr. Ellis did a research fellowship in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Allergy and Immunology. She then became a Fellow in Training with the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at McMaster University, and completed her Master of Science degree shortly afterward. She was appointed Clinical Scholar with McMaster’s Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She returned to Queen’s in 2008 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology within the Department of Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. She was appointed as a full Professor in July 2017. She has served as the Chair of the Division of Allergy & Immunology since May 2010, and is the Director of the Allergy Research Unit of Kingston General Hospital; the flagship of this research program being the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU), an internationally recognized and validated controlled allergen challenge model of allergic rhinitis. She is also the Co-Director of the Allergic Rhinitis Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC), a national multi-centre network of allergic rhinitis researchers, which receives federal funding via AllerGen NCE. Dr. Ellis has been invited to lecture over 70 times, and is a named author of more than 60 publications. She has also presented 100 abstracts at scientific conferences.
Education and honours
MD, Queen’s University
BSc, University of Guelph
F. Estelle Simons Research Award, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2018)
Dr. Ellis is a Clinician-Scientist and the Director of the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU), a unique, internationally recognized and validated research facility at Kingston General Hospital. She is also the Chair of the Division of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Queen's University.
Under her direction, the EEU provides a controlled allergen challenge for the study of allergic rhinitis and is capable of evaluating up to 140 participants at a time. Her areas of research interest and expertise include clinical trials and basic science investigations of Allergic Rhinitis, as well as umbilical cord blood predictors of future allergies in the newborn.
Dr. Ellis also runs regular Allergy & Immunology Clinics out of the Hotel Dieu Hospital, providing clinical assessments of allergic rhinitis (hayfever), asthma, food allergy & anaphylaxis, drug allergy, stinging insect allergy, urticaria (hives) and eczema in addition to immunodeficiency and other immune disorders.
"The Allergic Rhinitis – Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC): nasal allergen challenge protocol optimization for studying AR pathophysiology and evaluating novel therapies"
Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (2015)