Elissa Allen

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Elissa Allen
Advisory board member
269 387-8166
3460 Health and Human Services Building, Mail Stop 5345
Mailing address: 
Bronson School of Nursing
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue, MS 5345
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5345
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.S.N., Western Michigan University
  • B.S.N., Western Michigan University

Dr. Elissa Allen is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Western Michigan University. Her expertise centers on health care ethics and health disparities, as well as nursing education. Allen conducts investigator-initiated research focused on social determinants of health, including racial disparities, and has partnered with community advisory groups and researchers from the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to improve maternal-infant health in the Kalamazoo area. Additionally, she has led initiatives at Western Michigan University aimed at building capacity to engage in discussions and issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.