Farah Elsiss, MS

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) PhD Student
Project Manager, Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health

1161 North Ingalls Building


Farah Elsiss has an MS in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where I explored stress and positive affect within the work environment and their impact on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. She is also a licensed master’s level psychologist in the state of Michigan. Currently, she is a project manager at the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health. In that role, she manages implementation projects including a multi-site, NIH funded pragmatic substance use prevention trial as well as several system-initiated programs aimed at extending access to behavioral health services by leveraging technology-based approaches for substance use and mood disorders in Women’s Health. She also works alongside a team of otolaryngologists, scientists, and biostatisticians to implement and evaluate an electronic patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement platform to reduce treatment fragmentation and improve outcomes in patients with cancer.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors-biking, kayaking, hiking, and nature photography!


Areas of Interest

She is interested in understanding the applications of learning health system frameworks in implementing innovative, sustainable, and evidence-based behavioral health services for patients with chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, transplantation, and cancer. She is interested in promoting these services within the context of patient-centered, equitable healthcare access.

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