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Charles Ellis, Jr.

Charles Ellis, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP

Charles Ellis, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Health Sciences and Research
77 President Street, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425-0962

Phone: (843) 792-7492
Fax: (843) 792-13


  • PhD, Rehabilitation Science; University of Florida (2005)
  • MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders; The University of Georgia (1992)
  • BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders; The University of Georgia (1990)

Areas of Teaching

  • Intro to Rehabilitation Theories
  • Intro to Rehabilitation Services
  • Diversity and Culture

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Neurologically Based Disorders of Communication

  • Ellis, C. Simpson, A.N.*, Bonilha, H.S., Mauldin, P.D., & Simpson, K.N. (2012). The one-year attributable cost of post-stroke aphasia.  Stroke. (In Press).
  • Plowman, E. Hentz, B. & Ellis, C. (2011). Post-stroke aphasia prognosis: A review of patient-related and stroke-related factors. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. (In Press)
  • Ellis, C. Dismuke, C. Edwards, K. (2010). Longitudinal trends in aphasia in the United States.  Neurorehabilitation, 27(4):327-33.
  • Ellis, C. (2009). Does Race/Ethnicity Really Matter in Adult Neurogenics? American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 310-314.
  • Ellis, C. & Peach, R.K. (2009). Sentence planning following traumatic brain injury.  Neurorehabilitation, 24(3), 255-266.
  • Ellis, C. & Rosenbek, J.C. (2007). The basal ganglia and expressive language: a review and directions for future research.  Communicative Disorders Reviews, 1(1), 1-15.

Health Disparities/Minority Health/Veterans Health

  • Ellis, C. Grubaugh, A. & Egede, L.E. (2011). Factors Associated with SF-12 Physical and Mental Health Quality of Life Scores in Adults with Stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. (In Press).
  • Ellis, C. Zhao, Y. & Egede, L. (2010). Racial/ethnic disparities in post-stroke outpatient rehabilitation in veterans.  Journal of National Medical Association, 102(9), 817-822.
  • Ellis, C. (2010) Stroke in Young Adults. Disability and Health Journal, 3(3), 222-224.
  • Ellis, C. Zhao, Y. & Egede, L. (2010). Depression and increased risk of death in adults with stroke. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 68(6), 545-551.
  • Ellis, C. Zhao, Y. & Egede, L. (2009). Racial/ethnic differences in stroke mortality in veterans. Ethnicity and Disease. 19(2),161-165.
  • Ellis, C. & Egede, L. (2008). Racial/ethnic differences in stroke awareness among veterans.  Ethnicity & Disease, 18(2), 198-203.
  • Ellis, C. & Egede, L. (2008). Ethnic disparities in stroke recognition in individuals with prior stroke. Public Health Reports, 123(4), 514-522.

Funded Research

  • Racial-Ethnic Differences in Post-Stroke Outcomes (PI). VA HSR&D Career Development Award-I. 08-01-09-07-30-12.
  • Racial-Ethnic Differences in Treatment Seeking Behaviors for Stroke Related Care (PI). MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research. 12-01-07–09-30-08.
  • Racial-Ethnic Differences in Post-Stroke Recovery (PI). NIH-LRP #2674-18. 10-01-07–10-01-09.

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 ASHA Certificate of Recognition for Special Contribution in Multicultural Affairs
  • 2009 MUSC College of Health Professions Developing Scholar of the Year
  • 2008 University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus
  • 2007 MUSC Foundation Teaching Excellence Award-Developing Teacher


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