Elizabeth Ross, PT, DPT, MMSc

Elizabeth Ross

Assistant Consulting Professor

Phone: 919-668-5537

Office: Suite B-218

Email: elizabeth.ross@dm.duke.edu

Dr. Ross teaches communication skills for medical learners. Her expertise is in interprofessional education and collaboration. She holds a core faculty position in the capstone course. She is co-director of the year-long Medical Arts and Sciences Proseminar in the Masters of Biomedical Science program.


  • Marymount University, DPT, 2009

  • Emory University, MMSc, 1982

  • University of Michigan, BS, PT, 1975


  • PT 605 Professional Development I

  • PT 606 Prevention Course—Interprofessional Course

  • PT 615 Professional Communication I (Course Director)

  • PT 702 Professional Communication II

  • PT 713 Professional Development II

  • School of Medicine Capstone Course (Faculty)

  • Medical Arts and Sciences Proseminar (Co-Course Director)


  • Communication skills for medical professionals; psychosocial aspects of care; examination skills; pediatrics


Her research focuses on patient-centered communication for students (such as the breaking of bad news), as well as on interprofessional collaborative investigation of didactic methods (such as narrative for self-reflection).

Recent publications

Awards and honors

  • Maternal and Child Health Training Grant (for graduate education), Public Health Service, DHHS, September, 1979

  • Visiting Scholar and Keynote Speaker, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 2011