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Ellen L. Poleshuck, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3138

Fax: (585) 273-1093

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Faculty Appointments


Professional Background

Ellen Poleshuck, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Academic Chief of the Division of Collaborative Care and Wellness at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She serves as Director of the Program for Mental Health and Gender Wellness in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Poleshuck is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified marriage and family therapist. Dr. Poleshuck’s research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of integrated treatments for ob/gyn patients with depression and co-occurring concerns such as pain, intimate partner violence, and unmet social needs.



Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Marriage & Family Therapy at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1997 - 08/31/1998
Internship in Clinical Psychology at VA Medical Center-Syracuse


University of Rochester Susan McDaniel Collaborative Care Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Nominee for Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award

2014 - 2015
Academic Medical Professional Leadership Program for Mid-Career Women, University of Rochester

2013 - 2014
Leadership in Academic Medicine Development Seminar Series Invitee, University of Rochester

Collier Junior Investigator Research Award, first place
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Collier Junior Investigator Research Award, second place
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Grant-in-Aid of Research; Sigma Xi Scientific Society

1992 - 1994
Provost Enhancement Fellow
Location: Kent State University

1992 - 1993
Dartmouth General Fellowship for Graduate Study
Location: Dartmouth College

Parkes Prize for Graduate Study in Social Service
Location: Dartmouth College

Lawrence Marx Jr. Honor Award
Location: Dartmouth College

Tucker Foundation Fellow
Location: Dartmouth College

Paleopitis Sophomore Leadership Award
Location: Dartmouth College

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Clinical Trials

InBloom vs ROSE: Outcomes and Mechanisms

Lead Researcher: Ellen Poleshuck

The purpose of this study is to compare two approaches to delivering an intervention known to reduce postpartum depression (PPD) – in person groups and a mobile app. You must be 20-35 weeks pregnant, be a patient at one of five preidentified doctor's offices and speak English.

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Journal Articles

Kreher DA, Gubbels AL, Eastin S, Lee J, Kranz P, Parker S, Poleshuck E. "Responding flexibly to the complex problem of chronic pelvic pain: Incorporating patient needs into program development." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2022 Aug 11; Epub 2022 Aug 11.

Maeng DD, Poleshuck E, Rosenberg T, Kulak A, Mahoney T, Nasra G, Lee HB, Li Y. "Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration and Care Utilization: Implications for Patient Outcome and Healthcare Resource Use." Journal of general internal medicine.. 2022 Feb 7; Epub 2022 Feb 07.

Toscano M, Royzer R, Castillo D, Li D, Poleshuck E. "Prevalence of Depression or Anxiety During Antepartum Hospitalizations for Obstetric Complications: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2021 Apr 8; Epub 2021 Apr 08.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Women's health and the role of primary care psychology.
Book Title: The primary care consultant: The next frontier for psychologists in hospitals and clinics
Author List: Poleshuck, E.L.
Published By: American Psychological Association 2005 in Washington, D.C.

Chapter Title: Risk factors for chronic pain and their implications for prevention
Book Title: Psychosocial and psychiatric aspects of pain: Handbook for health care providers
Author List: Poleshuck, E.L., & Dworkin, R.H.
Edited By: R.H. Dworkin & W.S. Breitbart
Published By: International Association for the Study of Pain Press 2004 in Seattle, WA