Ellen Mason, MD
Adjunct Professor, Community Health Sciences
1603 W. Taylor St.,
Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Ellen Mason is an internal medicine physician who has worked in the field of maternal fetal medicine and women’s health for more than twenty five years. She is also an affiliate with the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health She is an attending physician at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, which is the only public hospital serving Cook County and the surrounding collar counties. She is one of the founding members of EverThrive Illinois (formally the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition) and she has committed her professional career to advocating for access to care in maternal and child health at the federal, state and local level. Her research interests and projects have focused on issues of chronic disease in women across the lifespan, chemical dependency in women, breastfeeding in women with chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, and the study of racial and ethnic health disparities, particularly in women of childbearing age. Additional interests include health care for incarcerated pregnant and parenting women and preconception/interconception and postpartum health across the life cycle.