Ellen is a second year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Eastern Michigan University. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's of science in child development in 2016. Ellen has clinical experience working with children and families at the Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic. She has also led a social skills group for children diagnosed with ASD, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or kids who struggle to make a keep friends. Ellen's research interests include studying parent-child communication around difficult topics such as body image and eating.