Public Health Program

208-282-2729

208-282-4903

Reed Gym #242

921 South 8th Avenue

Stop 8109

Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8109

Public Health Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth Fore

Elizabeth Fore, PhD

Department Chair and Assistant Professor

208-282-4892

foremarg@isu.edu

Ryan Lindsay

Ryan Lindsay, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Office: 1311 E. Central Dr., Meridian, ID 83642

208-373-1779

lindrya3@isu.edu

Brief Biography:
I am interested in global health and how substance use, including smoking, influences HIV and tuberculosis. My research has highlighted the plight of homeless, addicted, immigrant, and sex worker populations.

Education/Training:
Master of Public Health: Brigham Young University
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (Global Health emphasis):University of California San Diego/San Diego State University joint doctoral program
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Teaching Interests:
US & Global Health Systems, Epidemiology, Technological Applications in Health

Research Interests:
Substance use, Tobacco, HIV, Tuberculosis, Social determinants of health, and the household production of health.

Selected publications:
Lindsay, R. P., Shin, S. S., Garfein, R. S., Rusch, M. L., & Novotny, T. E. (2014). The Association between active and passive smoking and latent tuberculosis infection in adults and children in the United States: results from NHANES. PLoS One, 9(3), e93137. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093137

Shin, S. S., Xiao, D., Cao, M., Wang, C., Li, Q., Chai, W. X., Lindsay, R. P., Usita, P. & Novotny, T. E. (2012). Patient and doctor perspectives on incorporating smoking cessation into tuberculosis care in Beijing, China. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 16(1), 126-132. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.11.0044

Njord, L., Merrill, R. M., Njord, R., Lindsay, R., & Pachano, J. D. (2010). Drug use among street children and non--street children in the Philippines. Asia-Pacific journal of public health. 22(2), 203-211. doi: 10.1177/1010539510361515

Jingjing Niu

Jingjing Niu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Reed Gym #243B

208-282-2477

niujing@isu.edu

Brief Biography: In the past six years, she has designed and taught more than a
dozen health promotion related courses. As an active researcher, she
co-investigated 14 research projects, and coordinated on 3 research
projects and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant application
during the past 5 years. As a health educator, she coordinated a
variety of health promotion events on campus and in the community.

Education/Training:
PhD (Health Behavior major and Educational Inquiry Methodology minor) - Indiana University-Bloomington

Research Interests:
obesity management and technology-based intervention

Maren Nelson

Maren Nelson

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Reed Gym 242

(208) 282-2729

chrimare@isu.edu

BS (Health Education and Promotion), 2012, Idaho State University

I am a native to Southeast Idaho, born and raised here in Pocatello. When my family and I have time away from work we love being in the outdoors with our two Labs, Diesel and Ruger. I am nearly finsihed with my Master of Health Education from Idaho State University, anticipated graduation date is December 2017.

Hobbies: Being with my family, the outdoors, camping, crafts, interior design, cooking

Affiliate and Adjunct Faculty

  • Galen Louis, PhD
  • Judy Thorne
  • Rick Tivis, MPH

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