• Clinical Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing
  • Phone: 401.874.9707
  • Email:
  • Office Location: RI NEC, Room 238, 350 Eddy St., Providence, RI, 02903


Dr. Kerri Ellis is a seasoned nurse practitioner who holds national certifications as both an Acute Care and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds clinical appointments at the UMass Memorial Medical Center on the Critical Care Unit and at Riverside Community Care. Dr. Ellis recently accompanied students from the URI Academic Health Collaborative to Indonesia for J-Term where they focused on stroke and hypertension in the Indonesian population.


Critical Care Nursing: Improving communication in the health care setting and across healthcare settings

Psychiatric Nursing: Improving health and wellness for adolescent population


DNP, Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Worcester

Post Master’s Certificate, Nursing, Regis College

MS, Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Worcester

BS, Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Selected Publications

Ellis, K. A., Connolly, A., Hosseinnezhad, A., & Lilly, C. M. (2015). Standardizing communication from acute care providers to primary care providers on critically ill adults. American Journal of Critical Care, 24, 496-500.

Ellis, K. A., Hosseinnezhad, A., Ullah, A., Vinagre, Y., Baker, S., & Lilly, C. M. (2013). Prehospital management of evolving critical illness by the primary care provider. Chest, 144, 1216-1221.