ellis-jerushaJerusha is a Multimedia Developer with the de Souza Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto. At the de Souza Institute Jerusha creates online education courses for doctors and nurses, as well as patient education websites. She is also a teaching assistant in the human anatomy course at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU).

She holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) from the University of Toronto. Her master’s research project was designing and creating an illustrated patient education booklet about mental health services targeted at women living with HIV in Ontario. Read more about her research here.

Jerusha has collaborated with medical researchers, doctors, nurses, surgeons, personal injury lawyers, and patients in the development of illustrated educational materials. She designs her illustrations and educational media with the audience’s educational needs at the forefront, whether it be health care professionals, students, patients, or a general audience. She has training in plain language medical writing for patients, and in researching best practices in education for her target audience.

Jerusha Ellis is a member of The Association of Medical Illustrators, and is currently pursuing her Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) designation.