Border-Polar: Bipolar, Borderline, Both, or Neither?
Dr. Elliott is analyzing the overlap between two major mental illnesses that share similar criteria yet ostensibly are entirely unique phenomena — borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. This project entails secondary data analysis of psychiatric epidemiological data, content analysis of Reddit posts, and original survey and in-depth interview data collected from people who have been given one or both diagnoses.
The Race Mental Health Paradox: Was 2020 a Tipping Point?
Dr. Elliott is collaborating with Megan Lamotte and Dawne M. Mouzon to ascertain whether the race mental health paradox will withstand worsening racial disparities in physical health between Black and White Americans and increased awareness of systemic racism and extra-judicial killings of Black Americans.
Working Professionals with Mental Illness
Dr. Elliott is writing about 55 in-depth interviews she conducted with working professionals who function at a high level yet live with serious mental illnesses.
Opioid Addiction Stigma
Dr. Elliott is working with James Ragsdale to analyze the sources of stigma towards individuals struggling with opioid addiction.