Judy Eloed has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in various settings, including as a Medical Social Worker at two major hospitals in Los Angeles, California for 20+ years. Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Whittier College, a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare (MSW) from UCLA and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California since 2000. She spent 13 of those years working in medical settings including 6 years in a Pediatric Genetics Clinic at a local Children’s Hospital dealing with metabolic as well as general genetics cases (including EDS, Marfan and Mitochondrial Diseases) on a multi-disciplinary team. She then moved to UCLA, for 7 years, as the Pediatric Liver Transplant Social Worker working on the multi-disciplinary teams. Then, in May 2009, she changed to working in the outpatient multi-disciplinary pediatric clinics at UCLA for the Rheumatology, Endocrine and Cardiology Clinics with children and families.
She stays involved and volunteers her time within the EDS community via referrals from the community and local doctors.She participated as a member of the Los Angeles Branch of the EDNF and then became the Vice-President and then President of the Branch in 2000. She developed, coordinated and conducted a Mini EDS Conference in 2001 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital including two speakers to help increase awareness with healthcare workers, doctors and provide a forum for patients to meet others and ask the doctors who were working clinically with patients in their practices.