Elinor (Ellie) began her professional career as a behavior health specialist for adolescents. This work connected her to the world of psychotropic medications and their use in pediatric patients, which became the foundation of the Masters thesis at DU. After graduation, she pursued her passion for research by joining the ACCORDS team at the University, and focused her attention on end of life care, specifically hospice and palliative care. She now leads evaluation efforts for CEPEG and feels lucky to be working with groups that touch the gambit of public health needs/initiatives.
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- BS, Psychology, Northern Arizona University, 2014
- MA, Medical Anthropology, University of Denver, 2018.
Publications and Presentations
- Patients Describe Hospice Care? A Qualitative Analysis of the Language Used by Older Adults to Describe Hospice Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine.
- Lane T, Brereton E, Nowels C, McKeehan J, Moss M, Matlock DD. Surrogate Informed
Consent: A Qualitative Analysis of Surrogate Decision Makers' Perspectives. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Jul;18(7):1185-1190. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202007-851OC. PMID: 33529538; PMCID: PMC8328354.
- Ingle MP, Lammons W, Guigli R, Kini V, Matlock DD, Brereton E, Scherer LD. Patient Perspectives on the Benefits and Risks of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: A Qualitative Study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2021;15:721-728. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S302146.
- Scherer, Laura, et. al., Elinor Jane Brereton. “Psychological predictors of reactions to
coronavirus guidelines in the United States: A snapshot of the week of March 16th, 2020” (2020). Under review at Psychological Science.
- Brereton EJ, Matlock DD, Fitzgerald M, et al. Content Analysis of Negative Online Reviews of Hospice Agencies in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(2):e1921130. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.21130