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Health Education

Elizabeth Fore

Elizabeth Fore, PhD

Department Chair and Assistant Professor

Office: Reed Gym #241

208-282-4892

foremarg@isu.edu

Brief Biography

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.

Education

  • 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

Curriculum Vitae

Fore CV

Current Courses Taught

  • MPH 6604:  Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
  • MPH 6620: Health Program Planning and Evaluation

Selected publications

  • 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

Janette Olsen, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Reed Gym 243A

(208) 282-5194

olsejane@isu.edu

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.

Teaching Areas
Behavior Change and Personal Wellness

Research Interests
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

Lisa Salazar, Ph.D.(ABD), M.Ed., MPH

Office: Reed Gym 242A

(208) 282-3135

salalisa@isu.edu

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

Instructor

Office: Reed Gym 242B

(208) 282-2398

orgimel2@isu.edu

Education:
  • 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

Jodi Groneman

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Reed Gym 242

(208) 282-2729

gronjodi@isu.edu

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) Program

Cindy Hansen, MA

Program Director - CADC

(208) 251-1787

cindyhansen@hotmail.com

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.

Matt Andersen

Instructor - CADC

andemat2@isu.edu

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.

Emeritus

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

 TBD

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