Ellen L. Poleshuck, Ph.D.

Ellen L. Poleshuck, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3138
Fax: (585) 273-1093

Professional Bio

Ellen Poleshuck, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and serves as Director of the Women's Behavioral Health Service. Dr. Poleshuck is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified marriage and family therapist. Dr. Poleshuck specializes in the assessment and treatment of underserved women and families who present for care in obstetric and gynecology practices. Dr. Poleshuck's research focuses on integrated treatments for women with depression and co-occurring concerns such as pain, intimate partner violence, and socioeconomic disadvantage.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Academic Medical Professional Leadership Program for Mid-Career Women, University of Rochester 2014 - 2015
Leadership in Academic Medicine Development Seminar Series Invitee, University of Rochester 2013 - 2014
Collier Junior Investigator Research Award, first place | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2006
Collier Junior Investigator Research Award, second place | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2005
Grant-in-Aid of Research; Sigma Xi Scientific Society 1994
Provost Enhancement Fellow | Kent State University 1992 - 1994
Dartmouth General Fellowship for Graduate Study | Dartmouth College 1992 - 1993
Parkes Prize for Graduate Study in Social Service | Dartmouth College 1990
Lawrence Marx Jr. Honor Award | Dartmouth College 1990
Tucker Foundation Fellow | Dartmouth College 1989
Paleopitis Sophomore Leadership Award | Dartmouth College 1988

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 27 available »

2016 Aug
Damush TM, Kroenke K, Bair MJ, Wu J, Tu W, Krebs EE, Poleshuck E. "Pain self-management training increases self-efficacy, self-management behaviours and pain and depression outcomes." European journal of pain : EJP. 2016 Aug; 20(7):1070-8. Epub 2016 Feb 05.
2016 Feb 12
Poleshuck E, Mazzotta C, Resch K, Rogachefsky A, Bellenger K, Raimondi C, Thompson Stone J, Cerulli C. "Development of an Innovative Treatment Paradigm for Intimate Partner Violence Victims With Depression and Pain Using Community-Based Participatory Research." Journal of interpersonal violence. 2016 Feb 12; Epub 2016 Feb 12.
2015 Aug 5
Katz J, Poleshuck EL, Beach B, Olin R. "Reproductive Coercion by Male Sexual Partners: Associations With Partner Violence and College Women's Sexual Health." Journal of interpersonal violence. 2015 Aug 5; Epub 2015 Aug 05.
Poleshuck E; Wittink M; Crean H; Gellasch T; Sandler M; Bell E; Juskiewicz I; Cerulli C. "Using patient engagement in the design and rationale of a trial for women with depression in obstetrics and gynecology practices." Contemporary Clinical Trials." 2015; 43(): 83-92.
Poleshuck EL; Gamble SA; Bellenger K; Lu N; Tu X; Sörensen S; Giles DE; Talbot NL. "Randomized controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy versus enhanced treatment as usual for women with co-occurring depression and pelvic pain."". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2014; 77(4): 264-72.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Family/Marriage (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)


PhD | Clinical Psychology | Kent State University1998
MA | Clinical Psychology | Kent State University1995
BA | Religion | Dartmouth College1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Medical Family Therapy at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Internship in Clinical Psychology at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Syracuse)09/01/1997 - 08/31/1998