Ellen B. Morrison, MD

Board Certifications: 
Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection), HIV/AIDS

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC

During my years as a clinician educator in the HIV program and Infectious Disease division, I directed a variety of healthcare capacity building efforts. These included the upper Manhattan Clinical Education Initiative, a NYS DOHMH AIDS Institute sponsored HIV educational initiative that targeted community-based physicians, nurses and physician assistants (1995-2003) and the Nicholas A. Rango HIV Scholars Program, a post graduate training program focused on ambulatory HIV care (1998-2010). I directed quality improvement efforts for the Columbia University Irving Medical Center HIV program and used QI methodology to expand HIV testing, initiate HIV testing in the Emergency Department (using NYC DOH grant funding), and institute point-of-care testing to ambulatory sites throughout New York-Presbyterian Medical Center. I was elected to the Glenda Garvey/Virginia Apgar Academy of Outstanding Medical Educators, directed global health training for the Internal Medicine residency program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and served as Chief of Service for the NYPH inpatient Infectious Diseases service.

In 2009, I had the opportunity to teach at the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda. Later, I worked on curriculum development for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) collaboration between the Columbia University ID division and Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa. These experiences engaged my desire to work on a broader, and more scientific and more international, basis.  

In 2018, I realized the opportunity to expand my focus on HIV treatment to an international scale and to step more definitively into the era of HIV prevention. I moved to a position in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University ICAP program. I am currently an Adult Care and Treatment specialist providing support for HIV care and treatment capacity building efforts in Ukraine, Central Asia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic, and serving as a co-investigator on studies of HIV prevention at the Bronx Prevention Center. .

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Location(s)

CUMC/Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Montefiore Hospital
  • Residency: Montefiore Hospital
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Research

Grants

RESILIENT AND RESPONSIVE HEALTH SYSTEMS INITIATIVE (RRHS) (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2021

COLUMBIA PARTNERSHIP FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT (COLUMBIA PARTNERSHIP CTU) (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2013 - Nov 30 2020

INCREASE ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, CARE AND TREATMENT SERVICES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO UNDER THE PRESIDENT S EMERGENCY PLAN FOR AIDS RELIEF (PEPFAR) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2015 - Sep 29 2020

GH13-1368 GLOBAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE - NY (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2013 - Mar 31 2020

HPTN083 PROTOCOL FUNDING - IMPLEMENTATION COSTS BRONX CRS (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2016 - Nov 30 2019

HPTN 085 - BRONX PREVENTION CENTER CRS (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2015 - Nov 30 2019

ENHANCING, TRAINING, RESEARCH CAPACITY AND EXPERTISE IN HIV CARE-ENTREE MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (Federal Gov)

Sep 27 2010 - Aug 31 2013

ENHANCING, TRAINING, RESEARCH CAPACITY AND EXPERTISE IN HIV CARE-ENTREE MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (Federal Gov)

Sep 27 2010 - Aug 31 2012

Selected Publications

Zucker JM, Patterson B, Ellman T, Slowikowski J, Olender S, Gordon P, Morrison EAB, Sobieszczyk ME. Missed Opportunities for Engagement in the Prevention Continuum in a Predominantly Black and Latino Community in New York City. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2018:32:432-437

Ellman TM, Sexton ME, Warshafsky D, Sobieszcyk ME, Morrison EAB.* A Forgotten Population:  Older Adults with Newly Diagnosed HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2014;28:530-6

Christopoulos KA, Schackman BR, Lee G, Green RA, Morrison EA*.  Results from a New York City Emergency Department Rapid HIV Testing Program. JAIDS 2010;53:420-2.

Morrison EAB*.  Sexually Transmitted Viral Infections in Women:  HIV, HSV, and HPV.  Infections in Medicine 2009;26:13-17

Morrison EAB and Levenson J.  Medical Treatment and Occupational Exposure.  In:  Fernandez F and Ruiz P, eds.  Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006:23-35.