CHARLES PITRE HOY-ELLIS, , Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, College of Social Work
Charles Pitre Hoy-Ellis, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, College of Social Work. He received his MSW in Clinical/Contextual Practice, and PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Hoy-Ellis teaches Diversity, Social Justice, and Ethical Reflexive Social Work Practice and Aging Advanced Practice for MSW students.
Dr. Hoy-Ellis’ scholarship focuses on the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people, especially midlife and older adults. He has nearly 20 years’ direct practice experience as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) providing services to the LGBTQ community. Dr. Hoy-Ellis was a member of the research team of the Caring and Aging with Pride (CAP) project, the first of its kind federally funded (National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging) national study that began to systematically examine the health and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults. The initial CAP project was so successful that it is now an ongoing longitudinal study that continues to explore the health and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults over time – Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality, and Gender Study (NHAS) that Dr. Hoy-Ellis continues to collaborate on.