Faculty and Staff
Elizabeth Fore, PhD
Department Chair and Assistant Professor
Office: Reed Gym #241
M. Elizabeth Fore, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health Program, Chair of the Department of Community and Public Health, and Interim Director of the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. She joined the faculty at ISU in 2011. She has extensive experience as an evaluator of local and state-level health services programs and as a qualitative researcher of access to care barriers for underserved populations, including, limited-English-proficient Latinos, Medicaid recipients, and rural residents. Since 2008, she has been the Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator of 18 grants and contracts totaling over $2 million.
- Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, 2006
- Graduate Certificate, University of South Carolina, Women’s Studies, 2004
- M.Ed., Clemson University, Counseling and Guidance Services, 1994
- B.A., Clemson University, Psychology and History, 1992
Current Courses Taught
- MPH 6604: Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
- MPH 6620: Health Program Planning and Evaluation
- Tarp, H.C., Fore, M.E., Nies, M.A., and Febles, C. G. (2016). What does it mean to be healthy? Hispanics in the Southeastern Idaho agricultural industry. J Immigrant Minority Health. June 11, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0439-6.
- Parra-Medina, D., Wilcox, S., Salinas, J., Addy, C., Fore, E., Poston, M.B., and Wilson, D. (2011). Results of the HHER Lifestyle Trial: A Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Intervention for African American Women Attending Community Health Centers. American Journal of Public Health, 101, 1914-1921.
- Parra-Medina, D., Hilfinger, D. K., Fore, E., Mayo, R., Petry, D., and Prabhu Das, I. (2009) The Partnership for Cancer Prevention: Addressing access to cervical cancer screening among Latinas in South Carolina. The Journal of the South Carolinas Medical Association, 105 (7) 297-308.
- Messias, D. K. H., McLoughlin, K., Fore, M. E., Jennings, L. B., and Parra-Medina, D. (2008). Societal images of youth: Representations and interpretations by youth actively engaged in their communities. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 21,(2) 159-178.
- Weber, L., and Fore, E. (2007) Race, ethnicity and health: An intersectional approach. In Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations. V. Hernan & J. Feagan (eds). Springer Press.
- Messias, D., Fore, M. E., McLouglin, K., and Parra-Medina, D. (2005) Adult Roles in Community-Based Youth Empowerment Programs: Implications for Best Practices. Family and Community Health, 4, 320-37.
Janette Olsen, PhD
Office: Reed Gym 243A
PhD (Health Promotion and Education), University of Utah
MS (Physical Education - Pedagogy), Brigham Young University
BS (Physical Education - Exercise Science), Brigham Young University
AS (Liberal/General Studies), College of Eastern Utah
I enjoy nature and anything related with racquetball.
Behavior Change and Personal Wellness
I am interested in resilience and how resilience training can help individuals make choices to learn, grow and ultimately, excel. A component of resilience is body image. I am interested in examining how the process of accessing innate resilience can influence body image and health behaviors.
Lisa Salazar, PhD(c), M.Ed., MPH
Office: Reed Gym 242A
Ph.D. Candidate, Instructional Design/Adult Education, Idaho State University
Master of Education, Instructional Technology, Idaho State University
Master of Public Health, Idaho State University
Melissa Caudle, MHE
Office: Reed Gym 242B
- Master of Health Education, Idaho State University, 2014
- Bachelor of Science Health Education, Idaho State University, 2001
Teaching Areas: Substance Abuse in Community and Public Health, Environmental Health, Stress and Emotional Health, Introduction to Community and Public Health, Promoting Wellness, Curriculum and Methods in Health Education, Community and Public Health Practicum
Faculty Advisor: Public Health Student Association of Idaho State University
Administrative Assistant I
Office: Reed Gym 242
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) Program
Cindy Hansen, MA
Program Director - CADC
M.A., Sociology (Medical Socialogy, Health, and Illness)
Ms. Hansen has been employed as the Project Director and primary instructor of this cooperative educational program since 1995. Ms. Hansen has a vast breadth of experience and expertise in the areas of medical sociology, health, illness, prevention theories, chemical dependency, and education.
Instructor - CADC
Master of Counseling, Idaho State University
BS, Psychology, Idaho State University
Shantal Laulu, LCPC, CADC
- Master of Mental Health Counseling, Idaho State University
- BA, Sociology, Idaho State University
Shantal currently serves on the Board of Behavior Health for Region 6, as well as 2 other board of directors for agencies in our community. She has experience with providing supervision for individuals working towards their LPC as well as their LCPC licensure. She is also passionate about mental health services, substance use treatment, and chemical dependency studies.
Rick Kearns, EdD, Professor Emeritus
Delane Kritsky, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Lloyd "Mike" Morris, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Willis McAleese, PhD, Professor Emeritus
2018 Graduate Teaching Assistants